Thursday, September 15, 2011

Surprise! Life will find a way

Now and then a quote really gets stuck in my head. This snippet from Jurassic Park is one of them. It is so true.

(sorry, the blogger just won't let me delete this space)

Take this scene:
What's to see? Parking lot, ball field, light post. Boring!

More closely, Jersey barrier, painted curb, weeds. Wow.
Not where one would expect some rare, amazing wildlife, but it's there. Look a little closer.
Those little rascals are pipevine swallowtail caterpillars on a rare occurrence of pipevine (at least in this part of the desert southwest), their larval food source. To see what they will become, look here.

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