May 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

iPhone macro lens

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One of my hobbies is gardening, which helps keeps one’s sanity amongst all the grant writing, etc. However, I have a tough time leaving the science behind when I go out into the garden so sometimes I give in and go all science nerd in the garden. I’ve been doing a series on my blog of occasional posts that I call The Scientist in the Garden. Recently when I went out in the garden with my iPhone equipped with a zoom lens (photography being …Read More

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My garden was teaming this weekend with what seemed to be tiny wasps. I was impressed with their numbers in the hundreds at any one time, and they seemed really hyper. See the image of one below that I captured on my iPhone camera. Note that interesting rainbow effect on the wings and the striking wing veins. What are these insects I wondered and what are they doing in my yard?   A friend of one my kiddos who was playing in our backyard gave me a …Read More