Ladybugs, Coleoptera species.
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].
Happy birdday to me.
I thought that I'd take myself out for a celebratory drink tonight, so here I am, lighting fires in my beer. It's a good thing I am not drinking scotch: I might burn the place down doing this. Well, there is still time to address this oversight, I suppose.
If you live in New York or Vermont, then you might have heard about the mystery disease that is killing tens of thousands of bats hibernating in caves and mines throughout these two states. The disease has been given the descriptive appellation, "white nose syndrome" because its most obvious symptom (besides death), is the peculiar ring of white fungus that forms on the bats' muzzles.
This strange weather phenomenon happened in Newfoundland where the waves were actually frozen as they crashed on the beach [1:00]
The latest edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now available for your reading pleasure. I've been sending them regular submissions for the past six weeks, and they -- finally -- included one, so you have to reward them by going over there and reading their linked material.
This streaming video from Animal Planet reveals that Madagascar's lemurs also use drugs to get high -- but instead of peyote buttons or magic mushrooms, they use a poison produced by the millipede [1:55]
The latest edition of the Writers From Across The Blogosphere Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. They included a few things that I've written, along with a mountain of other contributions that you are sure to enjoy.