day night, when spending a night evening at the museum, I was all alone. It was all eery like, and I was walking through this room that looked like it was a forest and it was all blasted by fire and then suddenly I heard this voice and from on high, and I said, Wait! I know that voice! And I looked up and there he was, all bearded and dressed in white and glowing and I was about to fall to my knees when I realized, no!,wait! …
I know that face…it’s, its…
“Dave who?” You may ask.
(An impressive array of Berlese funnels in the video…)
Besides doing mitey fine work at the Royal Alberta Provincial Museum, and lecturing at the U of A., David Walter also publishes a fascinating web log at Macromite’s Blog, featuring excellent SEM images and mite info., and The Home Bug Garden, where he examines the diversity of life in an urban space. I wish more scientists, and particularly entomologists, would share their experiences with the public in this way.
- Royal Alberta Museum (I appears that a new website is under construction, not all links are active)
- RAM on YouTube
- Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
- Rejection Watch Vol. 1(3): Dave Walter (behavecology.wordpress.com)
- Björk ready for noisy nights at the museum (independent.co.uk)
- Hidden treasures of the Royal Alberta Museum (cbc.ca)