Tomorrow morning I leave for a week at the Archbold Biological Station in the scrublands of central Florida. Archbold is a magical place filled with charmingly unique plants and animals. I spent a summer there in 1995; this will be my first visit since then. With any luck I’ll return with a pile of new photographs. On the list to shoot: the Florida harvester ant, Platythyrea punctata, and a couple scrub endemics like the graceful Dorymyrmex elegans.
I’ve pre-scheduled a few posts while I’m away so the blog won’t go quiet, but I may be slow answering comments and emails.
In the meantime, there seems to be a bit of thoughtful discussion in the comments about the extent to which Myrmecos Blog ought to be publishing scientific commentary, considering that the blog is not peer-reviewed. I have my own thoughts, of course, but posting them will have to wait. Until then, I hope you all have a great week.