Science and Perspective.


April 2018

Spider man’s pun: a web

So… Alma says, “there is a spider on the clock: go kill it.”
First, I go take a macro photo to document it of course. But then the spider is like, “you got a flash? I am the Flash!”
It starts running around the molding and then the clock face, and jumps off the clock!

I am not afraid of spiders and I do not revel in the death or suffering of others, but, this is one of those small yellow spiders that bite hard. I got bit by one off of CJ’s clothesline in winton when we used to take care of Merlin’s dogs.

Anyway, I have kids now and if I can help it, they are not gonna get bit by any spiders if I can help it.
So as the spider descended on its invisible web all, Tom Cruise, Mission:Impossible style, I clapped my hands together. Now, the web was still attached to the clock and without even thinking, I said, “Time’s Up!”

Proudest moment of my life…just realized, I still haven’t washed my hands…
Anyway, proudest moment of my life. Killed a spider with my bare hands, to protect my family, while making a bad pun worthy of an action movie from the late eighties.

NB: the spider died almost instantly, so I do not think it suffered.


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Natural Earth

Ok. So you have to make a map and you need data. Check out Natural Earth. This is an excellent resource to find your data about the natural world.

Happy in a place…

Today Jill Korach (awesome person) said her work deals with how being happy in a place makes people more likely to protect it.

This makes me think of the places I have been happy and the places I want to protect.

I realize, we need to introduce people to the things that create happiness in a way that connects you to a place. The sounds, the smells, the light, the feel of the breeze, the beauty of the birds and the plants. Are we doing that in conservation? In our science classes?

Math and Biology opportunity

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You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty. -Jessica Mitford, author, journalist, and civil rights activist (11 Sep 1917-1996)


My avocado looked sad.
I said let’s play whackamole ey?

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

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