Check out my new lyrics.
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for simple beginnings that have led to all these endless forms most beautiful and wondrous.
So, I wrote some amateur limericks about new species that were described this year.
There’s no reason why we can’t improve upon nature. All we need to do is look at nature with a discerning eye — and then think sideways.
From the plight of polar bears (oh, dear polar bears) to yet another mosquito-borne illness (fuck mosquitoes)… there’s a lot of evidence to support that feeling of gloom and doom surrounding the effects of climate change. So I started collecting examples of animals that appear to be taking advantage of — or at least adjusting to — climate change, however short-lived the benefits may be. There are, to my surprise, quite a few studies on vertebrate species moving or expanding to higher latitudes and altitudes, enjoying milder cold seasons or with warmer waters, and displaying awesome feats of flexibility.
Here are some of my favorites.
To celebrate the Year of the Snake — and my 9-year anniversary with Agamemnon Fang (Python regius), who I met at the MVZ on Cal Day 2004 — here’s a sampling of snake headlines from this past year, more or less.