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New Year

Posted on 27th January 2012

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start a blog.  Let’s hope this idea isn’t totally misguided.  I’ve been keeping an iDribble file for years where I explore and develop ideas (sometimes rant and rave) but mostly I use it to figure out what I’m doing in my creative practice.  Several people have encouraged me to post these musings, which is awfully flattering of them, so I’ve decided to give it a go.

I thought I would start now, get used to the process of blogging on a regular basis before I return to Costa Rica in February to finish the leafcutter ant videos.  Working in the jungle, lying flat on the forest floor for six weeks is always good for some entertaining posts, usually at my expense.  Last year I shared a few pictures and thoughts from the shoot on Facebook and I loved the feedback.  Thanks for the confidence to do more.  Stay tuned.

Attached is a picture of where I will be working on the Osa Peninsula.

One response to “New Year”

  1. Mark says:

    Ah, but do leafcutters gatehr those little winter herbs, even if avaialble? If ambient temperatures don’t permit frequent and regular foraging for fungus-food, as occurs farther south, then their availalbiltiy is not significant. As I noted above, T. septentrionalis goes without foraging for many months in the northern parts of its distribution. Here in the St. Louis area, they only are active from late April through late September, and indeed, their peak activity is May, with their presence quite inconspicuous the rest of the season. The month of May coincides with the abundant frass-fall from the spring caterpillars on new tree foliage (the same caterpillars that are the sine-qua-non for the Neotropical migrant passerines to complete their spring travels).

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