Honeybees and the history of colonization

I jumped ahead in my planned narrative to share the most recent events, so now I’ll roll back a week and a half, when I was back in Mexico. There is still one story that I wanted to tell. Now I must admit that my understandings of the origin of Cancún as a tourist destination,…

The big news (well… sort of)

This could be a huge discovery, something I never anticipated–I may have just found a second vegetarian spider. It’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly because I’ve been away from WiFi for much of the past week, but before I get caught up on everything that’s happened, I wanted to get this message out there. With…

The long march from Akumal

My last day in Mexico was one where the weather finally cooperated, if no rain is what could be called cooperation. It was also extremely hot, which should probably have been expected, because those ocean breezes didn’t reach where I was. There weren’t mosquitoes like Palo Verde, although there were a couple of high-pitched buzzes…

Sushi in Mexico

To celebrate what I thought were a pretty good three days of Bagheera kiplingi collection outside the towns of Akumal and Chemuyil, I went back to Playa del Carmen (the city where I was staying) and decided to have some sushi. Believe it or not, Mexico is where I first ate sushi, when I was studying abroad…

Three days of spider hunting in the Yucatán

As I had feared, my Internet connection wasn’t very reliable during my time in Mexico, so I haven’t really been able to post much until now. That’s not to say I couldn’t access the Internet completely, but the connections went in and out, which made it difficult to write anything that would take more than…