Wednesday, October 22, 2008

what I saw today

This afternoon I looked up and saw the biggest flock of migrating geese I have ever seen. The flock was so large, they were flying in a set of nested Vs. And I immediately thought to myself, "It's a flying cladogram." And then I thought to myself, "Wow, am I a dork or what?"

I wasn't quick enough to catch a photo, which I regret deeply as I could then have subjected generations of students to said photo in lectures about systematics.