Now and then I like to share the blogs and web sites that are current addictions or on my must check out list. Here’s what’s currently playing my computer screen:
fauna is my latest addiction. Blogger Paxon is a naturalist and writes mostly about zoology and biology. His creative prose and acerbic wit make these subjects even more fascinating (I know-your high school science teacher murdered them forcing you to major in the humanities.) Paxon can be flip (don’t read this post if you are easily offended) but he is hooked on fauna (sorry- but I couldn’t be the first. . .) He even invites questions (with a few conditions). You will learn and be endlessly amused. Your high school biology teacher should thank him.
If you are the artsy type and think you are not interested in science, the pictures alone justify a look at fauna. Besides, nature is the most elegant and economical designer. And it’s all connected.
It’s another Spring in my neighbor Bob’s sidewalk garden. Bob is getting a banana tree ready to pot and plans to get a palm tree. The koi pond is stocked with minnows and one laid back turtle. Bob fished a turtle out of the pond last Fall and brought it inside for the winter, but it died. So he was surprised when he saw Turtle paddling happily around in the water. Turtle was in the pond all winter and Bob didn’t know it. A happy turn of events, but when he puts water lilies in the pond, he will have to protect them from Turtle’s voracious appetite.