New BIML mappable image of bee morphology template - Ptilothrix bombiformis
Joshua Thomas (a BIML intern) has taken on of Graham Snodgrass' magnificent photos of Ptilothrix bombiformis and created a mappable diagram of that bee's morphology.
We plan to use this as a template for doing a whole series of mapped drawings (and landscapes) to help folks learn their bee id.
Josh is putting together a word document on how to set up diagrams like this for those interested in doing this themselves and we will send that out to everyone.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
One night when the lawn was a golden green
and the marbled moonlit trees rose like fresh memorials
in the scented air, and the whole countryside pulsed
with the chirr and murmur of insects, I lay in the grass
feeling the great distances open above me, and wondered
what I would become -- and where I would find myself --
and though I barely existed, I felt for an instant
that the vast star-clustered sky was mine, and I heard
my name as if for the first time, heard it the way
one hears the wind or the rain, but faint and far off
as though it belonged not to me but to the silence
from which it had come and to which it would go.
-- Mark Strand
P Bees are not optional.