Merry Christmas 2011

Just wanted to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


BIO 630

Since the fall semester has finished I thought I would share a few interesting tid bits from my animal ecology class. Both inside and outside the classroom we dove into the amazing world of animals and how they interact in their respective terrestrial or aquatic environments.

Did you know?

Wood peckers have barbed tongues that wrap around their skulls.

Missouri Conservationist, March 2007

Red squirrels are nest predators. They sometimes eat bird eggs.

Dragonfly larvae are aquatic until they metamorphose into an adult dragonflies. They are cannibalistic, as we foundĀ  out in our predation experiments.

One way ecologists mark salamanders (for mark & recapture studies) is by trimming off one of the digits on the limbs of the larval salamanders. It is common for young salamanders to loose digits while fighting with other larvae. These studies are done to estimate population size.

Capturing the Moon

Yep I’m back! The fall semester is over, now its time to catch up on blogging, cleaning and free reading.

Today I came across this series of photographs on Espai Terra’s wall on facebook. I loved the silhouettes, and the various ways in which the person in the image interacted with the moon. I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy!