|Who might this be - this newcomer to The Coyote Brush Highway?|
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
lunar eclipse in December 2011, I invited myself on a trip he was planning for the May 20, 2012 solar eclipse.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Go now. Go anywhere in the Santa Cruz Mountains now to hike in the fresh air and catch the spring wildflower bloom because it is moving fast. We had lower than average rainfall this winter, so the fields are not heavy with flowers. Still, there is a good variety of colors and shapes to enjoy, just more widely spaced apart.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
What does it mean when people leave dead snakes on your desk? It was only a 4-inch long nightsnake, its death a mystery to the finder, but why leave it on my desk? There is no in-box in my cubicle that says, "Leave all manner of crumbled flowers, mushy weeds, bugs and dead animals here."
Ok, I have eccentric friends and I share their nature geek reputation. Still, geek-to-geek, shouldn't one remember that fellow biologists are often out of the office for days at a time, and even a small snake will get smelly after a few days when it is dead? I have forgiven the geek in question because she really wanted to confirm this was one of the rarely seen nightsnakes, and she has pulled me out of many a pickle. And the petri dish coffin was a nice touch. How does your nature geek club keep things interesting?