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Self amputation at Fort Ord

An influential scientist once told me that much of biology can be basically boiled down to poop and sex. In pursuit of the former, I found myself over the weekend at Fort Ord, a University of California Natural Reserve in … Continue reading

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Zea squamata

Walking home from school yesterday, Rachel and I stumbled upon an alligator lizard sunning herself on the trail. Her eyes were fiery orange, and her back was colored like indian corn. She held her legs close against her sides. Possibly … Continue reading

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