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Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fauna

Today, I went to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. If you are ever in or around Fort Worth, this is a place you should go. It is full of plants, and almost all of the gardens there are free (except for the Japanese Garden, where you have to pay $4.50 to get in, and the amazing indoor conservatory, which will cost you a dollar, and is totally worth it). It’s also a great place for bug watching, since the flowers draw a lot of interesting pollinators, and they have a lot of diverse, arthropod friendly habitat. It’s also apparently not a bad place for city herping, since I heard some calling cricket frogs and spotted two green anoles and a blotched water snake while wandering through the gardens. (They’ve also got red-eared sliders everywhere, but turtles are not exciting herpetofauna, so I wasn’t that excited to see them.)

All in all, it was a pretty great day.

Bridge in the Japanese Garden
Bridge in the Japanese Garden

I could not take a landscape photo to save my life. Fortunately for all of us, that’s not why you’re here. (I hope.)

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Worm Salad 2.0

Dog Day Cicada (Tibicen sp.)
Dog Day Cicada (Tibicen sp.)

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens on a Canon T1i Rebel
ISO 100 at f/18, 1/160 sec
Diffuse flash in whitebox
Image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5

I switched domains. I wrote (part of) my thesis. I was accepted into a PhD program. I got a kitten.

Somewhere, in that mess, I forgot to save my old blog, and so I’m starting from scratch. For those of you who used to follow me, I apologize for making you update your feeds and generally get an awful headache of awfulness trying to sort out the new blog. To those of you who are new–that’s great. You won’t have to see my awful old photos from two years ago. Trust me, that’s a good thing.

Anyway, what’s new with you?