Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)


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Honeycomb, photographed at Russ Pittman Park, Texas.

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 12 December 2006 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/125s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400.


  1. #1 RM
    October 18, 2008

    Is that a bird house the bees have taken over?

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    October 18, 2008

    it looks like a wood duck nest box to me, how about you?

  3. #3 phisrow
    October 18, 2008

    It could be a bat house. Hard to say without being able to see the bottom(to look for slots) or the front(to look for holes.

  4. #4 "GrrlScientist"
    October 18, 2008

    wow, yes, but that would be a very LARGE bat house, right? the ones i’ve seen have different dimensions .. much taller and much slenderer than this box. but this was photographed in texas, where it doesn’t get nearly as cold at night and in the winter, so the dimensions can be different, i suppose.

  5. #5 RM
    October 18, 2008

    Whatever it is, it is cool. I was excited last year to find a wild hive last year in a pine tree with a semi-hollow bottom. I hope it is still active. We have so few left around here.

  6. #6 EyeNoU
    October 18, 2008

    I saw a hollow log that some honeybees had taken over a few years ago in the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary in Houston, Texas. You could peer in the end and see the honeycomb.

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