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A Bee and Some New Reviews

A Bee Feeding

I spotted this bee hovering around my Indian Hawthorne bushes. I was using our Nikon D200 with a Sigma telephoto lens. Richard was equipped with the D700 and Tamron macro lens. We had spent a few hours in a field outside Clinton searching for milkweed and monarch eggs. We had no luck on the monarch eggs, but we had a fun time taking photographs anyway.

Richard taking a photo of me taking a photo of him

This next one is for no reason other than I looked through the lens and I liked the lines and the contrasting dried weeds against the green.

At Choctaw Trail

Bee from a different angle

Growing Patterns Update
We found out yesterday that Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature is going into a second printing. My editor got in touch because he wanted me to see the new text for the back cover. It will now include excerpts from reviews. We’ve had a few new reviews in the last few days. In the April issue of School Library Journal, Jody Kopple writes: “This slim, attractive volume makes clear the appearance and significance of Fibonacci numbers in nature, both through simple, precise explanations and eye-catching photographs.” Read the whole review here (You’ll have to scroll down to nonfiction).

In the May/June issue of Horn Book Magazine, Tanya D. Auger, writes: “With its glossy, clutter-free pages; crisp, colorful photographs; and clear, straight-to-the-point text, this interactive picture book by the creators of Wolfsnail is an attractive, satisfying introduction to the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 …” The entire review is not available online.

I am feeling the strong pull of beautiful spring weather. It’s all I can do not to grab the camera and wander the neighborhood snapping all the beautiful flowers or catch a nap on the back porch. Has spring arrived where you are?

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