Credit goes to dreptungeek from Romania for finding this.
In other news, the New Year has brought with it a plethora of natural history-focused blog carnivals, including several of my favorites:
- Circus of the Spineless #46 is up at Kate’s Adventures of a Free Range Urban Primate. A fine selection of invertebrate posts is featured, including tool-using octopi, deep-sea pelagics, tiny isopods, lotsa bugs (real and colloquial), and, of course, one really impressive fly! I’ll be hosting the next issue right here at BitB—send me an email with a link to your submission by January 30 if you’d like to participate.
- Jason Hogle at xenogere has followed up his first blog carnival hosting effort (I and the Bird #115) with the equally impressive Festival of the Trees #43: The Celebration Tree Grove. Jason deftly weaves the submitted posts into a celebration of trees as providers of sustenance, beacons of spirituality, and victims of our own shortsightedness. I, sadly, had nothing to contribute to this issue, but I guarantee you will be mesmerized by its meandering passages.
- The natural history feast continues with Carnival of Evolution #19 at Christie Lynn’s Observations of a Nerd. Evolutionary tales run the gamut, from tiny orchids to giant caterpillars to really big-headed tiger beetles. Go take a look.
- Jeremy at Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog has been on holiday break, but he should be back any day with the 23rd issue of Berry Go Round. I know for a fact that a stunning terrestrial native orchid will be featured, and I look forward to seeing what other botanical treasures he will have included in this issue.
A final note—don’t forget to check back here on or about January 18 for House of Herps #2 (yes, I’m hosting two blog carnivals this month!). Send your submissions to House of Herps or directly to me by January 15 if you wish to get in on this new carnival.
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