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Latest version of the Handy Bee Manual is now online

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  • Sam Droege
    All: The latest version of the Very Handy Bee Manual, with new information about cleaning moldy specimens, humidors, making labels, updates on cleaning and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 12, 2009
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      All:

      The latest version of the Very Handy Bee Manual, with new information about cleaning moldy specimens, humidors, making labels, updates on cleaning and washing, gluing, processing, and other very handy things is now ready.

      Feel free to download, pass around, link to, upload, and modify as you see fit.

      http://www.nbii.gov/portal/community/Communities/Ecological_Topics/Pollinators/News/

      Thanks to Liz Sellers for putting this up at the NBII site.

      sam

                                                     
      Sam Droege  sdroege@...                      
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      USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
      BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD  20705
      Http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov

      The Palms

      Each is alone in the world
      and on some the flowers
      are of one sex only


      they stand as though they had no secrets
      and one by one the flowers emerge from the sheaths
      into the air
      where the other flowers are
      it happens in silence except for the wind
      often it happens in the dark
      with the earth carrying the sound of water


      most of the flowers themselves are small and green by day
      and only a few are fragrant
      but in time the fruits are beautiful
      and later still their children
      whether they are seen or not


      many of the fruits are no larger than peas
      but some are like brains of black marble
      and some have more than one seed inside them
      some are full of milk of one taste or another
      and on a number of them there is a writing
      from long before speech


      and the children resemble each other
      with the same family preference
      for shade when young
      in which colors deepen
      and the same family liking for water
      and warmth
      and each family deals with the wind in its own way
      and with the sun and the water


      some of the leaves are crystals others are stars
      some are bows some are bridges and some
      are hands
      in a world without hands


      they know of each other first from themselves
      some are fond of limestone and a few cling to high cliffs
      they learn from the splashing water
      and the falling water and the wind


      much later the elephant
      will learn from them
      the muscles will learn from their shadows
      ears will begin to hear in them
      the sound of water
      and heads will float like black nutshells
      on an unmeasured ocean neither rising nor falling


      to be held up at last and named for the sea

          - W.S. Merwin


      P Bees are not optional.
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