January 10, 2013

LASI V: Biological Interlude #3

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

More geology posts about the LASI V workshop are coming, but meanwhile here’s another biological interlude. One day during the  Karoo field trip, we spotted a dung beetle. Dung beetles are pretty neat little critters, actually. And they can move balls of dung remarkably quickly!

A dung beetle in South Africa's Karoo region, November 2012.

Another view of the dung beetle and its dung ball, November 2012.