2 openings in the April 11 Bee ID course in WV
We just had 2 people have to drop out of the bee identification course in WV for the week of April 11.
If you are interested in taking the class email and I will fill you in on the details.
Sam Droege Sam_Droege@...
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
Such power in the naming of things -
to walk out in the greensward pronouncing
goldfinch, lilac, oriental poppy -
as if the shaping of the thing in sound
produced a pleasure like the sight of things
as if the house finch winters in the mock-orange is
as tasty an intelligence to the lips and ears as
the sight of a small purple bird in December is
perched in a thicket of bald branches.
June you remember: the white blossoms, yellow
jackets, the fresh scent of heaven.
And other incarnations to be named:
nuthatch, magnolia, coreopsis, rose.
Surely this was God's first gift of godliness -
that new index finger working over the globe
assigning from the noisy void those fresh,
orderly syllables. Ocean, garden,
helpmate, tree of knowledge.
Making came easy, creation
a breeze. But oh, that dizzy pleasure when
God said Eve and the woman looked heavenward.
-Heavenward by Thomas Lynch