Seats at a Spring training game are much better than you would get during the normal season… And these were pretty cheap!
This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).
[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]
It was 81 degrees in the apartment when we got home at 6pm today, March 9. I guess air-conditioning season is emerging. Fortunately for us, we don’t have daylight savings time in Arizona. Still, our poor dog has to deal with the heat at home. :(
Artificial bird bath? Somehow I think it is wet enough in Portland not to need these fountains… (update: apparently they are water fountains… I wonder about the hygiene…)
Aphids suckling on a flower bud before it blooms in Arizona.
Aphids and friends found on flower buds just before bloom in Arizona.