Friday, January 21, 2005

rambling ants

Saw an ant exhibit at the new but temporary digs of the California Academy of Sciences. Beyond their usual excellent collection of fish, amphibians and reptiles (much better displayed as well ) -- they now have several colonies on display: our californian argentinians; harverster ants with piles of seeds, and munching larva; honey pot ants, with matrix like storage facilities; industrious leaf cutters in a tremendous variation in size; and two army ant colonies (they had one previously but it was decimated by beetle larvae that had been transported in with the colony). Liz was making fun of me for being so enthused.

Had a nice walk the other day. The old CAS is nearly destroyed. This is my favorite picture of the machinery they had about:
malcom in the park

I like this one too (from the central freeway):

There was a beautiful sunset as well:

As a final note: Adobe bookstore has an awesome art installation/rearrangement of books by color:


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