Apidae Identification, Part 2 now uploaded
The second half of our Apidae presentation is now up on the web:
Note that the first part is not yet done, but that's the next project.
That clever Jim Cane also pointed out how I could decrease the file size of the presentations and I have done so and uploaded new downloadable versions at:
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In the leaf's veins and midrib,
the mushroom's gill: no irony.
In the stamen and pistil,
the pip of the grape, making
occurs without suffering,
one is led to suppose.
When the fawn sprawled in a thicket
stiffens, a council of birds
descends and pecks
until its chest is crimson.
The badger's project
is isolation: he knows
only to burrow and sleep,
while the spider spins
in a web wider, more intricate
than his, though this crisis
does not cross his mind.
He proceeds without comment.
Then what is one to do
on a night like this, bright almost
as day, when the lavender moon,
burdened with light,
is near enough to brush
the trees and power lines, when this fern
rooted at the road's edge
casts the shadow of an infant's ribs?
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