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Convergent evolution is one of my favorite top…

Convergent evolution is one of my favorite topics to think about. In this video, I give you a brief introduction to the evolution of similar traits in species that aren’t closely related. You can see this throughout the natural world, and it’s amazing to think about how some really specialized traits – like carnivorous plants! – could have evolved multiple times.

I went for two hikes today, and none of my pho…

I went for two hikes today, and none of my photos turned out that great, but I did get this video of a gross puffball that I think was too moist and old to puff out spores. Also it smelled like wet dog. (No need to unmute unless you want to hear me exclaim things.)

I messed up my side mirror just before heading…

I messed up my side mirror just before heading out for a photo/video hike, which led to me stopping at the hardware store beforehand for some heavy duty glue. Not wanting to drive too far and risk undoing my DIY fix, I picked the nearest chunk of public land to meander – Mazomanie Oak Barrens natural area. It was my first time there, and immediately I was in love with all of the lichens. I also found this beautiful log, so hopefully someone else out there can appreciate it as much as me. (It’s not super necessary to unmute for this one unless you really want to hear my voice.)

Transcript: As of today, January 17, 2017*, I …

Transcript: As of today, January 17, 2017*, I would like to coin a new term: BBA (Big Beautiful Apothecia**).

*Correction: 2018. Hi, I know what year it is.

**The reproductive part on some species of lichen. On this one, it is the brown disks.

microcosmicobservations: I made a video about Calostoma, and in…

microcosmicobservations:

I made a video about Calostoma, and in particular, the gelatinous joyousness that is Calostoma cinnabarinum. Check it out if you want to learn more about this awesome fungus’s anatomy and evolution.

(I forgot to put this picture in the video, so plz enjoy!)

I made a video about Calostoma, and in particular, the…

I made a video about Calostoma, and in particular, the gelatinous joyousness that is Calostoma cinnabarinum. Check it out if you want to learn more about this awesome fungus’s anatomy and evolution.

(I forgot to put this picture in the video, so plz enjoy!)

A possum at my back porch looking for water. It’s so dry today I…

A possum at my back porch looking for water. It’s so dry today I don’t blame him

microcosmicobservations: New video! In today’s video I give you…

microcosmicobservations:

New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to lichen, the love of my life. If you want to know more about this awesome symbiosis, please check it out!

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New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to…

New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to lichen, the love of my life. If you want to know more about this awesome symbiosis, please check it out!

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microcosmicobservations:New video on one of my favorite slime…

microcosmicobservations:

New video on one of my favorite slime molds, Metatrichia vesparium! Why yes, I do find it easier to say Metatrichia vesparium than wasp nest.

Please check out my new video if you haven’t yet! I love making paintings to go in these videos, and I hope they help a little bit.