One of many these days… These guys were headed for the sprint speed course. More on that next!
I had to abscond with some large stones scattered along roadsides for a rock wall I’m building in the lab, and so decided to do my collecting under cover of night. That gave me an excellent opportunity to take a few more night shots as I was waiting for the roads to quiet down. Still … More A few more night shots
No matter the question, if you’re working on terrestrial community ecology, eventually you have to clip mountains of vegetation to dry and weigh. In the states that’s a relatively straightforward process of sticking vegetation in massive drying ovens until all the water is removed and you can get comparable dry weights. Here, the task is … More Solar Drying Oven
As I alluded to in my last post, I went out with the fisherman the next morning to help him pull in nets. It turns out he and his hired hand had the work well in order, but I still got to take some cool pictures and get an inside look at fishing in Greece. … More Fishing off Amorgos
Hi everyone, I’m a little behind on the blog so the next several posts are going to be picture-heavy and text-light. I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve been so wrapped up with work lately that if I wait for time to write out all the stories in detail it’ll be about time to start … More Island hopping off of Amorgos
I’ve just finished laying pitfall and sticky traps for my insect sampling and it’s already almost time to start picking them back up. I set over 200 pitfall traps and over 150 sticky traps these last two days and I’m worn out! Here’s a quick picture of a pitfall trap, and a video showing the … More Finished with the insect traps
Y’all have been asking for details on the bite force meter I’ve been alluding too. Here are a few pictures to illustrate what I’ve been talking about. The meter was borrowed from and built by Anthony Herrel, a collaborator in Paris. at its core are two metal plates to the left of the picture where … More The Bite Force Meter
Every once in a while driving to my field sites I have to pull over, take a picture, and pinch myself that this is where I’m getting to work. The landscape here is really spectacular. Click on the link to see the picture at a larger size.
These are the little guys I’ve been looking for, Podarcis erhardii, and there’ve been lots of them out and about!
It’s a Loquat! Thanks to those of you who chimed in with the identity of the gifted fruit from last post. Now I know how delicious loquats are! Here’s a silly loquat still life for your enjoyment. I was practicing taking decent macro photos of my lizards, and the loquats seemed like a ready subject. … More Loquat!