Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Small Tortoisehsell woes
It seems that an entire year has gone past without me seeing one of these in the garden (or any friend's garden). The numbers in these parts have been going down, but not particularly quickly, and I am rather surprised that I have miseed this species altogether this year. On the plus side I have seen more of other species, including the Peacock that I have previously never seen in the garden, although I have seen it regulalrly locally.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker