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Please forgive me gentle readers, but this YouTube video was just too funny for my usually restrained, polite, tasteful, and subdued haiku site.

I ask for your indulgence in some of the words and visuals which follow. 9 more words


Reviewed: Animal Weapons, by Douglas J. Emlen

I have had enough of arguing with creationists. If force of argument could defeat them, they would have disappeared long ago. The reality is that people believe what they want to believe, that they like what they like, and that they are much more interested in what relates to them directly than they are in scientific abstractions. 1,361 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale


Beauty at scale rarely seen
by human eye, but inbetween
lush blades of grass daily spy
a microworld of strange small fry

As this mini-jungle wakes… 118 more words

Life Through The Pen

Dung Beetles - haiku by Dennis Lange

Dung Beetles

Dirty job.
Somebody has to.
Dung beetles!


One’s pushing;
The other one rides –


One’s pushing
Behind the ate ball… 68 more words


A Dung Beetle Obsession

My friend, Penny Jones, has long been a dung beetle fanatic, so much so, that her husband presented her with a mounted dung beetle in a frame.  690 more words

Sharing Habitat

Human Symbiosis: Positive or Negative?

I have been teaching symbiosis for a number of years. In presentations to recycling professionals, sustainability experts and others, I described the recycling behavior of the dung beetle in moving dung into holes in the ground, where it served as food for both dung beetle babies and the seeds that had been pooped out by whichever animal the dung was from. 302 more words

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I Visited Paris Last Weekend....

Well, not exactly Paris, France but I got your attention didn’t I? David and I went to Parys (pronounced pa-rez) in the Free State province about an hour and a half south of Johannesburg. 1,102 more words