Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Friday, November 09, 2007

It's Not Just a Job...


Sometimes the netting starts peeling off of the windows in your butterfly exhibit. Butterflies begin blundering behind the netting where they die and pile up. Yuck. What to do? Break out the climbing equipment.


John. Horticulturist acrobat extraordinaire.

I never realized that rock climbing skills acquired earlier in life would end up being job skills. I'm very aware at the moment that it's good to be boss.


On belay.

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7 Comments:

At 19:05, Anonymous Lemuel said...

It always good to be boss. ;)

 
At 19:12, Anonymous Intern said...

wow Thats an interesting set of shots!!! I've often wondered what the museum does with dead butterflies ...

I just noticed a website "The Butterfly Lab" by Notebaert Nature Museum ... I dont know why I had not seen it earlier. In fact, I had seen the Nature Museum Website, but not the Butterfly Lab ... It's pretty awesome!

Again best wishes for the trip ... Heloconians, with their polymorphism and mimicry are indeed very interesting ... though i'm very confused about them.

 
At 19:19, Anonymous Jyoti said...

Oops "Intern" is me ...
I use that in my website My Photo Journal ... which is much older than this ... Those days I was new at internet and was wary of using my real name. Now I use my real name, but out of habit I sometimes put the old nickname.

 
At 19:33, Anonymous rcwbiologist said...

Dude,
That looks like great fun. Have a great trip. Can't wait to see some pictures.

 
At 22:01, Blogger butterfly girl said...

Poor butterflies.

They have a good boss though!

 
At 07:12, Blogger Doug said...

Too bad they didn't teach rock climbing in high school.

 
At 16:28, Blogger Ur-spo said...

well at least look a bit happy about it?!

 

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