This is where I post thoughts on writing, books I read, animals and plants I see, music I like, and so on. More posts are linked below, or accessible by theme: Natural History, Academic Writing, Research, Gardening, and Interests.

In the meantime, here’s a photo of a Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) visiting common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in my yard in June 2020. This is not as random as it may seem. Apart from having studied pollination and being very committed to insect-friendly cities, I am using scientific diagrams of hawkmoths and the flowers they visit as a case study in an article on the limits of narrative as a means of representing evolutionary change.

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