This is my theme for April. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive guide. It is intended to be fun. Learn about the weird and wonderful in biology.

April has 30 days. Don’t count the Sundays, and you’re left with 26 days. That’s one letter of the alphabet per day. I know, it works with other 30 day months, but none have the same alliteration. This is a WordPress Challenge. Check it out and see other participating blogs.


Biologie A-Z ist kaputt. I got covid-19 at “K”, and went into the hospital at about “M”. I’m home now and today would be “Z”. I”m recovering now and will never write about being sick. The care I got was excellent, but I never want to revisit that. Every creative bone in my body feels … Continue reading Kaputt

Ode to Junglefowl

Gallus gallus and again gallus! Crazy redhead with relatives across Sumatra, Java, Vietnam, India, Bangledesh, Myanmar, and Thailand. Show us your fancy feathers Mr. Gallus and waltz her to the end of love. For all our sakes, say yes Ms. Gallus! We have known you nigh 8000 years! We took you around the world with … Continue reading Ode to Junglefowl

Imperiled Isoparce

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

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