Despite their popularity, charisma, and status as icons for global conservation, reptiles and amphibians have not enjoyed the same attention by blog carnivals that insects, birds, plants, and even ideas (e.g., evolution) have received. House of Herps is about to change all that. The brainchild of Amber Coakley and Jason Hogle, this newest of blog carnivals will fill the void in celebration of all things herpetological. The inaugural issue is scheduled for the middle of this month, so here’s your chance to be a founding contributor:
So if you love herps—if you photograph them, write about them, sketch or paint artwork based on them, study them, or just happen to see one that you mention on your blog—we want to hear from you for House of Herps #1 coming in mid-December. We also want to hear from you if you’re interested in hosting the carnival. Please visit the House of Herps site for contact information or send your submission links to us at submissions [at] houseofherps.com.
Submissions for the first issue are due by December 15, but if you miss the deadline don’t despair—I’ll be hosting HoH #2 in January 2010.
Hmm, this gives me an idea. Moths have their own carnival, why not beetles? After all, they are far and away the most diverse ordinal taxon on earth (22% of all described life forms are beetles). What do you think? Coleo-Carnival? In Celebration of Elytra? An Inordinate Fondness? Beetle Bacchanal?
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