Saturday, May 23, 2009
Adaptive Radiation v. Dog
I regret to report that one of the world's most spectacular adaptive radiations is no match for man's best friend. I had a lovely pink columbine in full bloom until my dog Eddie decided he was ready to begin his own career as a gardener. As beautiful and effective as those nectar spurs may be, they're no match for jaws. Perhaps we can get Justen Whittall to model the type of spur that might be required for specialization to a canine pollinator?