A Perfumed Bestiary, I for Iridogorgia, Part I

    The letter I in the Perfumed Bestiary has us embark on a journey to the inky depths of the Pacific and Atlantic ocean for what appears to be fireworks frozen in time. Our creature is Iridogorgia, a “soft” coral referred to as an Octocorallia, or octocoral, which according to UC Berkeley is not a… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, I for Iridogorgia, Part I

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter C for Coral, Part 2

The full “Sturgeon” moon of August takes place Thursday, August 15th in the morning, thus Wednesday evening will be the best night to gaze upon its silvery splendor. The varying names of the moon come from the first peoples around the world and generally relate to an event taking place in the natural world, such… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter C for Coral, Part 2

A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter C for Coral, Part 1

Here we are, continuing the adventure in┬áThe Perfumed Bestiary┬áseries with the letter C. I was planning on showcasing the Crown of Thorns Starfish for “C”, but changed my mind on discovering they are quite destructive creatures, much like us human beings, although likely to outlive us. The Crown of Starfish enjoys feasting on Coral Reefs,… Continue reading A Perfumed Bestiary, Letter C for Coral, Part 1