Mike’s Southwestern Adventure

Well, it has been a while. I shall tell you a bit about this, my newest adventure.

Cast of Character:

Mike- a 25 year old graduate student at the University of Missouri working in the field of Entomology (study of insects). spongy_mesophyll@hotmail.com

Plot:

The university at which Mike studies offers a scholarship for students to participate in a meeting, workshop, etc. concerning biodiversity that would otherwise not be included in that students general list of course work. Mike has been granted said scholarship and is attending the Eighth International Symposium of Neuropterology. This is a meeting of the greatest neuropterologists in the world. The meeting, a four day affair, will be followed by a two day tour of the area, and a two week collecting excursion throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

What are Neuroptera? An order of insects composed of antlions, lacewings, owlflies, mantidflies, and many more strange and wonderful beasts. I shall provide pictures when they become available.

 

Log 1: Trip to Texas