Thank you for the compliment and I apologize, as well, for my strong reaction.
Any discussion of the ecology of the city, and the ecology of bees in the city, will necessarily include socio-political discussion. It is unavoidable.
As an amateur urban naturalist I am particularly interested in the whole notion of introduced species which is why I mentioned it on the message board. But let's not let any disagreement on that topic overshadow what we do agree on -- our love of bees.
Warmly, Thom Wilson of Baltimore City
On 12/23/06, John S. Ascher <ascher@...> wrote:
The photos are beautiful and an excellent contribution. Note that the last
photo is of a male Hoplitis (Alcidamea). The modified antennae are
I apologize for criticizing your email so bluntly. I was a little
frustrated to receive so many messages in my main email account (not all
from you by any means), but I realize this is my own fault for not
organizing my inbox. I was also somewhat upset by your comments on
invasive species as they seemed to include some political or sociological
commentary that I didn't care for, some comments about plants, but not
much about bee monitoring.
> I uploaded my collection of bee images from 2006. Please take a look.
John S. Ascher, Ph.D.
Bee Database Project Manager
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th St.
New York, NY 10024-5192
work phone: 212-496-3447
mobile phone: 917-407-0378