Major Kites (continued)

Major kites have a broad, flat head. Large eyes on either side of the head allow them to keep track of their flock while in flight.  They have good eyesight in both dim and bright conditions, allowing them to range to either edge of their planet’s twilight zone. Their eyes also have pigment cells thatContinue reading “Major Kites (continued)”

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Daytime Job (doin’ alright)

There’s a line in Dire Straits’ famous song “Sultans of Swing” that I really like. If you don’t know the song or haven’t listened to the lyrics, you can watch the video below: The song is about a band of musicians who play on the weekends in a less-frequented venue in London.  The lyrics suggestContinue reading “Daytime Job (doin’ alright)”

Scarabs

Today I’ll be writing a bit about one of the species that inhabit August – the Scarabs. Scarabs are pillbug-like creatures about the length of a human forearm and hand. Curious and industrious, their calling in life is to build, tinker, and maintain.  They are as intelligent as humans and naturally fit into human habitatsContinue reading “Scarabs”