Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It moved a short distance to another pair of twigs during the night and I think it has left behind a reddish brown discoloured wound on the green stem where its head was. I can only find the one.
I think I know what it is, (the caterpillar of a Geometrid moth) but would like suggestions...
I was rather intrigued by the following in the novel `Peony` by the late American author and Sinophile Pearl S.Buck ( 1892-1973 ). The book, first published in 1948 is about a Jewish family in the Chinese city of Kai`feng,historically a city with a large Jewish population.
David, a key figure in the story has just left a synagogue after a conversation with his father: “ Then he went to the court of the Confucian temple, where every strange and curious sight was to be found, the magicians and the jugglers and the dancing bears and the talking blackbirds; but all these things, which usually gave him joy, now gave him none. “ (1)
REQUEST: If anyone has anything of interest from a cryptozoological point of view on turtle and tortoise cryptids worldwide, including the U.K. please can they let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org ? Other than the Hanoi lake one as that has been well covered already.
Thanks. This is for the 2012 CFZ Yearbook.
NEWS: Anyone living in Derbyshire or Cheshire who joins a library in the former county can join and use the 19th British Library newspaper catalogue - and use it for free from their own computer! Whether they live in Derbyshire or not. I have already found a few “ pearls” already.
DEVO GUT FEELING
Something about the way you taste
Makes me want to clear my throat
There`s a message to your movements
That really gets my goat
I look for silver linings
But you`re rotten to the core
I`ve had just about all I can take
You know I can`t take it no more
Gotta gut feeling…..
Thanks Dad for introducing me to Pearl S.Buck
A new study by Katy Prentice, done as part of her undergraduate degree (MSci in Palaeontology and Evolution) at the University of Bristol, shows that the pterosaurs evolved in a most unusual way, becoming more and more specialised through their 160 million years on Earth. The work is published in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.
On this day in 356 BC the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the world, was burned down by a man named Herostratus in an attempt to gain fame and notoriety. The authorities punished him by not only executing him but placing a ban on anyone mentioning his name.
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