Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bits and pieces from the internet, B edition

Vladimir Nabokov of 'Lolita' novel fame was a butterfly researcher, and his theory from 1945 suggesting that little blue butterflies spread across Bering Strait, down the Rockies, down through Central America, through South America and down to Chile, has just been supported with DNA data.  The same theory has been shown to be true for tiny gentians too.  You can go far if you have lots of time and persist.(New York Times)

Brown things in nature can be oh so beautiful. (From the great blog Resurrection Fern)

If you were born in Sweden in the late 1960s and early 1970s you could not have missed Barbapapa - here is some nostalgia... I always loved how they were shaping their house out of themselves.

And, here is  B for you all (from North Norfolk Railway, UK, photo by Leo Reynolds)

letter B

1 comment:

Sarah said...

The macro shots were so pretty, and the Nabokov article was really interesting! It reminds me a little of the book I'm reading about J. Harlen Bretz, who first hypothesized that the weird geology of Oregon was caused by the Missoula Floods (huge catastrophic floods) and got a lot of crap for it. No one believed him, and now everyone does!