Friday, September 17, 2010

Department of Biology... Open Day 2010

I thought I'd play with Flickr's slideshow embedding function. Rather cool, I think!

These photos are from Macquarie University's Open Day earlier this month:
  • Jonno and his Eclectus parrots, Eclectus roratus. Interesting sexual dimorphism, probably related to their polygyny: the female is red, and the male green. 
  • Adam Stow with an Olive python: Liasis olivaceus. Adam is a conservation geneticist and my supervisor for my 2010 Advanced Biology Internship.
  • Prospective students exploring geekery in one of our teaching labs.
  • Queuing for fairy floss: Macquarie University Biological Society rots the teeth of prospective students.
  • Pteropus poliocephalus, a grey-headed flying fox (fruit bat).
  • A mantis eats a cricket.
  • A couple more photos of the Olive python, including one with its very close friend Siobhan. 
  • Tawny Frogmouth: Podargus strigoides, doing its stump impersonation.
  • Green tree frog: Litoria caerulea.
  • Blue tongue lizard: Tiliqua scincoides scincoides.
  • MUBS friends Eleanor and Renee with a St Andrew's Cross Spider, Argiope keyserlingii


Davina said...

I wish I had come and played with the python. Next time!

Margaret said...

Yep, it was a hoot, Davina, you'd have loved it. And the fairy floss was a massive success!