Articulated abdominal appendages in Sepsidae are one of the most dramatic evolutionary innovations that have occurred relatively recently (in a single dipteran family). Check out the latest paper on this system.
Judy’s proposal to work on the origin of the insect sexual differentiation pathway has been funded by the NSF. Congratulations!!! This will be a very exciting project.
This year’s mushroom trip-and-dinner was once again a success. The weather and forest spirits cooperated with our intentions to a sufficient degree:
The dinner menu featured porcini and shaggy parasol soup, 10-mushroom-species minestrone, sauteed winter chanterelles, hedgehog mushroom risotto, pasta with black trumpet sauce, and candy cap cookies.
Let us hope the next season will be as good or better!
And many thanks to Grace for wonderful pictures.
Take a look:
The quarter is over and we all survived. To celebrate these happy events, an outdoor barbecue party will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 5 pm (till whenever). Remember to bring your own chair!