From the trout’s slightly underwater view all the leaves looked the same. The first time she found the mayfly riding on the leaf it might have been accidental. But she was very purposeful, searching each leaf that floated near her for a mayfly. I think she imagined that some leaves could have a juicy mayfly riding on it.
University of Washington
June 10, 2013Wildlife4 CommentJason G. Goldman reviews Virginia Morell’s Animal Wise
Virginia Morell is an acclaimed science journalist and author. A contributing correspondent for Science, she has covered evolutionary and conservation biology since 1990. A passionate lover of the natural world and a creative thinker, her reporting keeps her in close communications with leading scientists in her fields of interest. Morell is also a regular contributor to National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler. In 2004, her National Geographic article on climate change was a finalist for Best Environmental Article from the Society of Environmental Journalists.