Author Archives: Miriam Richards
Dave and new RNA-Seq data, complete with certificate of authenticity and a cute little box to keep the data in!
One of the last bees in our garden was this tiny little yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus), foraging on goldenrod in mid-September. The bee loves the goldenrod. Me, too. I don’t really understand why so many people dismiss such beautiful blossoms as … Continue reading
There’s a bumblebee on one of these giant sunflowers in our garden (4 m tall!). She was a big one – you can see her even though she was up there!
I’m a biologist who studies bee behaviour and ecology, and I love well written books with actual plots, so this sci-fi novel was right up my alley. Set in a future time that might not be as distant as we … Continue reading
The third thing I did this morning was check my email (I’ve learned never to check my email first thing – there are so many better ways to start the day). I was surprised to find a Google notification about … Continue reading
The specimen is a male Agapostemon virescens captured in 2015. Look closely at the antennae – are those tiny mites or spots? The microscope is made by Keyence.