Ashley Wold

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🌲Illinoisan nemophilist;
🌿botanical adventurer;
💚volunteer; idealist
📷Galaxy S6 & Olympus 1010
💑husband: @eadgils
🌱iNaturalist: ashleywold

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Today was insanely hot.🌡️ But, it is the first day of my favourite season! Some leaves are starting to change. 🍁🍂🍃 #autumnequinox #firstdayoffall #happyfirstdayoffall #Autumn #fall #leaves #trees #nature
👄Super happy with the @lorealmakeup #promatteliquidlipstick that @influenster sent me for free, to test and review! I actually would have chosen different shades if I had the choice, so I plan on purchasing different shades from this line. 💄The two I received #complimentary are Cowboy (2nd photo in column plus photo on right) & Milk and Cookies (3rd photo in column). The #lipstick is a little bit tacky even after dry down but that doesn't bother me. 💄The pigmentation is amazing, and this formula doesn't dry out my lips at all. The applicator is really nicely designed, and the lipstick applies smoothly and precisely. Product smells lovely and doesn't transfer. It stays put, and even when eating food it faded gracefully if at all. 💄If you like #mattelipstick and want one that doesn't dry out lips or transfer, I recommend this to you! But if tackiness bothers you in a lip product you might not like this. Make sure you use a lip scrub before applying, and beware that it will NOT come off unless you use coconut or olive oil. I tried soap (on the swatches), makeup remover, etc. and only oils removed it! Don't scrub your lips raw or work too hard on it, just use some oil. :) 💋#contest #complimentary #selfie #liquidlipstick #beautyblogger #beauty #makeup #LorealParis #voxbox #Influenster #gotitfree
I made a compilation of some of the photos and videos of the monarchs we raised this year. 💖

Music: BIRTH - SYDNEY POMA

#savethemonarchs #caterpillars #butterflies #insects #Lepidoptera #Danausplexippus #metamorphosis #entomology #nature
#latergram - #Trichostigma peruvianum at #LincolnParkConservatory, July 2017. Check out that #fasciation!

#Petiveriaceae #Trichostigmaperuvianum #Chicago #nature #plants #horticulture #botany #publicgarden #flowers
My sweet pea Clay 💖🐱 He's sweet and gentle and cuddly! In the last photo, I put a french fry on his head and he didn't even care. 🤣 Out of the three #cats, he's the only one who doesn't try to go outside, ever. He used to be an outdoor cat before we adopted him. @eadgils says Clay likes being inside because that's where I am. 😍

Oh, if you are wondering, yes... I put a pink collar with polka dots on him. It has a flower! I tell him he's my favourite flower. 🌹

#furbaby #kitty #meow #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #pets #kitties
#latergram - a #fluffy #aphid, delicate like a fairy

#insects #Aphididae #Eriosomatinae #woollyaphid #woolyaphid #itssofluffy
#latergram -  #Aristolochia littoralis (#calicoflower) at #LincolnParkConservatory, July 2017 🌱 
#Aristolochiaceae #Aristolochialittoralis #Dutchmanspipe #elegantDutchmanspipe #plants #flowers #publicgarden #horticulture #botany #nature
I was taking a break from yardwork, sitting on the porch when I spotted some familiar #flowers. Two of the #spiderplant pups I propagated are flowering for the first time! I stuck them outside months ago. What a nice surprise. 💖

#Asparagaceae #Chlorophytum #Chlorophytumcomosum #houseplant #plants #botany #horticulture #nature
Maui is a sleeping beauty 😂

#catsofinstagram #catstagram #instacat #cats #furbaby #pets #MauiMeowie
This #katydid (not sure which kind?) hitched a ride with us this afternoon. I told @eadgils he should charge it. 😉 It must have felt like it was surfing. Check out that #ovipositor!

#insects #Tettigoniidae #entomology #nature #bugs
#beesarefriends #Passiflora #ChicagoBotanicGarden #Passifloraceae #flowers #plants #publicgarden #horticulture #botany #bees #pollinators #nature
#Passiflora 'Blue Boutique' at #ChicagoBotanicGarden 😍

#Passifloraceae #botany #horticulture #plants #flowers #nature #publicgarden