Thursday, June 13, 2024

"Robbery" In Nature

Environmental & Science Education, Nature, Wildlife, Biological Evolution, Biodiversity, History of Science

Ed Hessler

I refer you to another post in WEIT's  Readers' Wildlife Photos. It is about "nectar robbers" and is by Athayde Tonhasca Junior. I'm always tempted to call him a photojournalist because of the approach he takes to his frequent posts. I don't want you to miss it. It is an informed and lavishly illustrated story whose purpose is to expand your understanding the natural world.

This entry is the second that begins with observations made by Christian Konrad Spengel. The first one I posted is titled "Deceptive Flowers."

Ahayde Tonhasca Junior closes with an observation  made by Sprengel who "labelled nectar robbing an 'outrage against a flower' and Darwin considered it 'a felony', but there's more to it than meets the eye." 

This is a perfect introduction to what his post is about. There is much more than meets the eye.

h/t WEIT (Emeritus Professor Jerry A. Coyne) and Thayde Tonasca Junior. Thanks once again.

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