December 8, 2012
LASI V: Biological Interlude #1
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
So, I’ve been meaning to put up another LASI V post or two, but I’ve been extremely busy with my day job over the past few weeks. I hope to have another substantive LASI V post up soon, but in the meantime here’s a lovely biological interlude post that contains pictures of some vegetation which I observed during the LASI V field trip to South Africa’s Karoo. As I geologist, I generally dislike vegetation since it covers up all the pretty rocks. Sometimes, though, vegetation is pretty enough that I don’t mind it too much. If any botanists read this post and know about the vegetation in the pictures, please enlighten us geologists!
Observed on Day #1 of the LASI V Field Trip:
Observed on Day #2 of the LASI V Field Trip:
Observed on Day #3 of the LASI V Field Trip:
There was a young woman who used to be an IZ regular with the last name Witkop… I had wondered about its provenance. Had assumed Dutch, but might well be Afrikaans.