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I liked this article with tidy little observations about primroses and their interactions with bumblebees…some bumblebees have long tongues and can drink primrose nectar while others cannot reach the base of the corolla with their shorter tongues. I have yet to see a bee visit a primrose flower, but bees are not very abundant here […]

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UPDATE: I’m updating this to add this excellent article on forest bathing. Get thee to a forest! Suffering From Nature Deficit Disorder? Try Forest Bathing Are there more Hymenopteran (bees, wasps, ants) species than beetle species? Yes, probably. Also Hymenoptera FTW! Move Over, Beetles: The New Champions of Diversity Are Parasitic Wasps Shamefully, I didn’t […]

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This blog post on depression is so good…maintaining mental health is a constant process not a switch, you can’t magically just “be better.” If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone! Seek help…things can get better. And read this: Mental health — it is important I’ve been very curious about the Travellers in Ireland…they are […]

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An article about a book written by my latest science crush, dipterist/fly scientist Erica McAlister…yeah, let’s do flies!: Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad I really enjoyed these old papier mache bees in a hive: The truly fascinating world of intertidal spiders! These terrestrial organisms have all sorts of strategies for holding air close […]

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This is a really interesting article, but I resent the implication that ecologists don’t pay any attention to evolution. Of course we do! Like what is this crap in a Nature article: “Ecologists have generally ignored evolution when studying their systems; they thought it was impossible to test whether such a slow process could change […]

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I can’t say too much about this here, mostly because I have very mixed feelings about it. I was never a fan of Prairie Home Companion, but I was a huge fan of The Writer’s Almanac. I think this article is pretty fair and balanced, but I had a roller coaster of emotions reading it. […]

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This is a lot of fun/trippy…you can choose your own vector field settings or randomize the image, either way it’s cool: Vector Field Play Raptors set fires deliberately in Australia (as if fires weren’t enough of a problem already!): These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire You’ve probably already seen this, but […]