The noun encore; a repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert or act, as called for by an audience. If you read yesterday’s comments there was a question about an encore. Well, it just so happens there is. LOL

So I found another beautiful stinkhorn (Phallus).
It was taller than the one in yesterday’s post.

The gleba (blackish slime) had dried.
Since it was dry on top there was not much activity. However this little beauty almost missed my observation.
A few of the poo flies were at the base of the stem as well. Poo fly is my name for these tiny guys because they can almost always be found on scat and stinkhorns.

And there I was sitting watching and waiting for something exciting to happen.

Then it caught my eye.
A millipede crawls into the picture!

Watch it smack its lips. 🙂 Pretty cool!

And that is the encore!

An Unexpected Way To Time Travel – Citizen Scientist’s Tip Unlocks 3,000 Years of Mammal Evolution

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Wow, it’s fantastic that you captured that snacking millipede on video!

    The article about studying mammal bones found in caves reminds me of something that puzzles me about paleontology – how do scientists decide when a species has evolved enough to be classified as a new species? I’ve read that the shift of bison from gigantic to their current size is believed to be based on the cooling climate and decline of resource abundance. So why change the species? The ancient bison just became the current day bison as they became smaller to adapt to less hospitable conditions. Things I think about while drifting off to sleep…

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