First part of Apidae identification slideshow not up....all general now accounted for
The first presentation of the 2 part presentation on the identification of the bee genera within Apidae is now up at:
That now completes identification slide shows for all the genera of bees east of the Mississippi in the U.S. and Canada
The compressed slide show is also available for downloading at:
Feel free to link to these guides, embed them in web sites, or use them in talks wherever you please.
There are fewer and fewer excuses now for not learning your bee identification.
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
Estan sobre la patina
de las cosas.
-- Jorge Guillen
I dream of the silence
the day before Adam came
to name the animals,
The gold skins newly dropped
from God's bright fingers, still
implicit with the light.
A day like this, perhaps:
a winter whiteness
haunting the creation,
as we are sometimes
haunted by the space
we fill, or by the forms
we might have known
before the names,
beyond the gloss of things.
- John Burnside
P Please don't print this e-mail unless really needed.