Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mushroom Cluster

A cluster of large mushrooms appeared after a recent rain. I haven’t seen this species before. Here are some pictures. After a few days, mushrooms were open: I spied a couple of flies: suspect they are the spore vectors. I … Continue reading

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Great Cascadia Earthquake of 1700 M9.0

Yesterday’s humongous earthquake in Japan is already listed in Wikipedia as the 7th biggest earthquake, based on its Magnitude of 8.9. Wow! I was drawn to #6, Great Cascadia Earthquake, as it was on the North American Continent—the home continent, … Continue reading

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Erythrina variegata: calendar tree of the Pacific

Erythrina variegata and its congeners are widely used as calendrical markers in Pacific Island cultures.  I have selected it, for now, as a header because it serves as an exemplar of certain research interests.  This particular tree is located on … Continue reading

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First Post

This is my first post on this blog. Intended as a bucket for general content, anything. I’ll try this again. Reflections from Saipan is no longer useful, as we’ll be leaving in a few months. This will be a time … Continue reading

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