I'm a day late with "I". I write at the end of the day, and yesterday I fell asleep while writing. Without further ado, here is "I". Isoparce cupressi is a moth native to the US. The prefix iso- is Greek for identical. Cupressi is Latin for "of cypress". Parce, well I'm going to say … Continue reading Imperiled Isoparce
Home Grown. We took some pond water and brought it inside last fall (2020). We had tadpoles in October and wanted to save some from the cold weather. The 1st step was preparing their home. A number of cool organisms came along in the water. The hydra was one. It took a few days to … Continue reading Hail Hydra
The Gobi desert spans two countries and is the largest desert in Asia, sixth largest in the world. It's aspiring to be the largest because it is the fastest expanding desert in the world, at about 2250 miles a year. Right about now you're saying, "The Gobi isn't biology!" It is a complex ecosystem and … Continue reading Gobi Desert
I was going to write about the endangered black-footed ferret. I'm just too tired. Instead, I'm pointing you to a cool blog I found about frogs. The Frog Lady Obviously because they start with F, but mostly because there's one singing outside my window now. Here's his song. If you can identify him from his … Continue reading Would You Like to Buy an F?
D for Darwin followed by E for evolution is simply irresistible! All right, roll up your sleeves, here we go. Evolution happens to species, not individualsIndividuals carry the variations that allow evolutionNatura non facit saltum We are starting with these things as facts and moving forward to learning about Evo Devo. That's right, I said … Continue reading So You Think You Know Evolution?