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Tanypteryx
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Message 1 of 11 (837288)
07-30-2018 1:28 AM


I left home July 1 heading east to ultimately attend a dragonfly meeting in Minnesota. My trip has taken me through Wisconsin three times and to Chicago twice and now I am in Bozeman, Montana.
Sorry to be starting this in the last quarter of the trip, but I wanted to say that I'm visiting the Museum of the Rockies for the first time tomorrow and I'm pretty pumped about it.
I visited Teddy Roosevelt National Parks a couple days ago and photographed some interesting sedimentary deposits and this morning photographed some exposed features in the Hells Creek Formation that include the KT boundary.
My laptop died more than a week ago, so the is being typed on my phone, which I hate. When I get home I can fill in the gaps with exciting tales, but for now brevity.
Edited by Tanypteryx, : Spelling

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
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Tanypteryx
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Message 5 of 11 (849314)
03-04-2019 4:46 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by ooh-child
03-04-2019 3:40 PM


Re: Skimming the news, found this
This research has gotten the attention of a lot of my friends. I hate when aticles about research never give the scientific name of the species in question, in this case Pachydiplax longipennis.
It is a good choice for this kind of study because it is one of the commonest dragonflies across North America and may very well be the most photographed dragonflies. It is less wary than most other species, so easy to get close to.
To me a more interesting question is why some species' wings change color and others do not.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Tanypteryx
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Message 7 of 11 (856114)
06-26-2019 10:24 PM


On the Road Again Again.
I'm leaving Friday on another road trip. I'm meeting my best friend from Wisconsin at my other best friend's in Chicago. Then caravaning to Louisiana looking for dragonflies and good habitat along the way. We're picking up another friend from Washington in Shreveport and then on to a meeting of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Then the next week there is an international dragonfly symposium.
I really enjoy driving, listening to classic rock or an audiobook and seeing America. I wonder how much flooding I will see in the midwest?

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Tanypteryx
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Message 10 of 11 (856117)
06-26-2019 11:37 PM
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06-26-2019 10:37 PM


Re: On the Road Again Again.
Be careful. People from WI are kind of odd.
Boy, that's the truth, shit, he even hangs out with me.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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