I bought Paul Sereno a beer. It was a Shiner Bock. I also participated, peripherally, in a scheme to get him to pose for photo shoot…well, perhaps I shouldn’t go into that.
And I saw some college bros try to get Bob Bakker to come to their party. Ah, the mania that is SVP…
I also got to head over to the Hartman Prehistoric Garden with Julia and Lorin this afternoon. The butterflies were AMAZING, and me without the camera–damn it!
Julia got some photos though, some of them were appropriately enough, of Julias (Dryas julia) although I didn’t realize that at the time. We also saw Monarchs, Zebra Longwings, and several different Swallowtails including a Pipevine. Lots of little butterflies, moths, dragons and damsels too although I have no idea what they were, and a huge-ass, er abdomen Argiope orb weaver.
We saw lots of verts too and Chickadees of some type, lots of Great Tailed Grackles (the local weed bird), a Red-Shouldered Hawk being mobbed by some Blue Jays, Squirrels and Turtles. Snap!
Oh yeah, and there’s some pretty awesome science going on to, but my head is spinning way too fast to write about any of it. And the night hasn’t even begun yet…
Okay, off to see some bats.