Once again, I’m taking the easy way out. I’m happy to share—need to, even—lest I finally accept the eddys are good enough and just hush. So nothing fancy. No eye candy. Just the facts, m’am.
Not surprisingly, it is the fellow creatures we live with that draw my amazement, admiration and respect—not to mention the previously-intact ecosystems that gave rise to them, many of which are now on their way off the page of history occupied so completely and with such a heavy hand by our invasive species.
You really should call in the children to see the spider-tailed snake and the gaping maws of Finches from Outer Space.
For those who genuinely care for the sanctity of life, these “low” creatures and so many more marvels like them matter to the whole of life, far more than we will likely every know. The pity that many will never even be discovered to be observed and written about before their populations and entire species goes extinct in the very near term, perhaps.
Seeking Superpowers in the Axolotl Genome – The New York Times