SYMBIOSIS: A beneficial arrangement between two organisms. Symbiotic relationships occur mainly in three forms: 1. Mutualistic: where both parties benefit from this relationship . Possibly the best known example is Bees and Flowers. Bees pollinate flowers and plants set fruit. In return, Bees take some pollen home and make yummy honey. Everyone is a winner! … Continue reading Ecology Intermission 2.
Pre-dawn Wednesday, early UP after a restless night, partly due to ongoing contemplation of working future after just finishing my job, partly due to the ongoing rolling thunderstorm that seemed to last all night, but mainly due to being a little (understatement) excited about the impending North East Monsoon season surf on Malaysia's East Coast. … Continue reading UP
80% of all Crows in existence are urban dwellers. It is a standard statistic all over the World. The top of the Urban Scavenger tree is their only true place. For human researchers such as my amateur self, great mystery and intrigue surrounds their organisational abilities. Still, there are many unanswered questions. Some suggest Crows … Continue reading Part 3: The 20%, Paradise
..a Cautionary Tale or two........... (Ecology: How living things relate to each other and their environment) Previously in Lust and Invasion, the importation of Crows from another Country for pest control purposes realised an explosion of Crows through to the Malaysian Peninsular interior where Crows had never existed. Disastrous consequences for the local ecology from … Continue reading Ecology Intermission 1
(just about all facts from Monash Uni Malaysia 2016 Study: Alien origins of the Common House Crow) Great research and clearly written. Crows are the Creme de la Creme of feathered Scavengers. In this case - Corvus splendens, the Asian House Crow. Everyone else on the Scavenger tree in the urban environment will never match … Continue reading Part 2. Lust and Invasion
As the Crow flies, about 1.5 kilometres away from where I sit, PNB 118 is growing and sometimes glowing to the sky. Completion is 2021. The core has probably reached 60 stories by now, maybe more. It is pumping along! This is a great example of Slip Form Engineered construction at its best. V. Cool … Continue reading Crows and Cranes
Hi. I am Chris Round. Thanks for joining me! Each choice we make moves us somewhere. Sometimes the outcome is as expected and sometimes equally unexpected. This writing journey is leading to both. Trust you all get a measure of enjoyment out of the following brain fed written meat and veg. Read the rest NOW … Continue reading READ THIS