It’s been a while. I think I’ve been keeping myself busy. Actually, it’s been so long that I’ve been to California and back, going to Costa Rica next week and went herping today (went to check out an Ambystoma texanum migration – although it was more like a few early birds sitting on the trail, Monday with its rains will probably bring out most of them that night).
I’m in the middle of some dissections and a beverage so I’m off! But I’ll try and slowly catch up on some semester-of-spring-2010-craziness.
For make-up starters here’s a photo from my 2010 California trip. This was a small pit stop off in Texas. The habitat was an amazing pine and oak forest with great drier slopes for ants. Unfortunately it was unseasonally cold (barely 40’s during the day and 20’s at night) and I was only able to recover three staphylinid species: Homeotarsus sp., Sepedophilus opicus and Lordithon angularis. Like I said, there were great drier slopes with rocks and moist logs for ants: Formica sp., Campanotus sp., Odontomachus sp., Solenopsis sp. and Pheidole sp.