Saturday, September 06, 2008

Just a reminder.

It's tomorrow!

Rock Flipping Day, that is. Have you chosen your rock(s) yet?

I've been keeping an eye on the vacant lot across the street. Last year, I Bioblitzed it, and then flipped rocks there. I think I will be able to find a good rock or two there again this year.

Like these ones, maybe. Or then again, maybe not. Just a bit too big.

That slab looks interesting. Still pretty heavy, though.

Maybe on the back side of this gravel pile...

If you missed this last year, now's your chance! Dave Bonta explains the "rules":
“You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. We encourage everyone with a Flickr account to join the International Rock-Flipping Day Group and post photos or sketches to the photo pool. Those who would prefer not to join Flickr can send images to Bev (bev AT magickcanoe DOT com) for posting in a gallery on her site….

Any and all forms of documentation are welcome: still photos, video, sketches, prose, or poetry. We encourage those of a scientific bent to try and identify everything they find, but we’re also open to purely lyrical or impressionistic responses. Our coveted, if wholly imaginary, Grand Prizes this year will go to: 1) whoever identifies the most species under a single rock; and 2) anyone who appears to have a genuine epiphany as a result of flipping rocks.”
Most importantly:
“The point is simply to have fun, and hopefully learn something at the same time.”
And, please, be careful out there. Remember the snake from last year? Wear gloves, just in case of disgruntled spiders, too.

And put the rock back when you're done. It's somebody's roof, after all.

Maybe mine.

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