Big Dipper from the summit of Old Rag Mountain, Virginia
Getting ready for an extra spooky night hike with one of my closest buds! Hope to see something freakier than that creepy fishy, though. 🐟💀👻➡️
Panoramic View of Phoenix on the 4th high atop Piestewa Peak! Firework shows in every direction. Amazing!! Didn’t capture any, it was far too nice to just be & take it all in. Totally sublime. Shared the view with a chill couple quietly Dj’ing the moment with some great Reggae tunes~ ‘the cherry on top’ to a great memory! #phoenixnightlights
Client from Croatia 🇭🇷 is having another event ! Let see which poster they will choose this time
One of the other students in my lab studies venoms and how we can develop novel cancer treatments from them. For this research he needs to sample venom from scorpions and has had some trouble finding these stinging friends. We headed out with a UV torch and soon found several Hormurus waigiensis (seen here) and Lychas sp. scorpions. The forests are full of them and if you’re using the right eyes, you’ll spot dozens!
#hormurus #hormuruswaigiensis #scorpions #uvlight #venomresearch #lychas #research #nighthiking
I came across the Spiny Legged Rainforest Tree Katydid (Phricta spinosa) last night while hiking along a creek. She was perched on a leaf, almost waiting to be photographed. During the day, these katydids can be found flattened against tree trunks or branches, but spotting them is tricky with their spikes that disrupt their body shape and the lichen-coloration that helps them blend in. This is a female and I didn’t hear any males singing last night, but perhaps she was waiting for a later serenade.
#phricta #phrictaspinosa #rainforestkatydid #katydid #australianinsects #lichenkatydid #spinyleggedkatydid #nighthiking #ladyofthenight