11 Jan

Dury is an adolescent.

Dury’s eyes are beginning to turn red, which along with him everting his hemipenes marks him as a male.

His weight today was 280g (~10 oz).


01 Sep

Elli’s Chocolate Cake

3/4C Cocoa
2/3C Sour Cream
2 2/3C All Purpose Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 3/4 Stick Butter
1 1/2C Sugar
1C Dark Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract

Cream eggs, sugar, butter together.  Sour cream and cocoa mixed in a separate bowl.  Remainng ingredients are mixed in a separate bowl.  Mix the three bowls contents in batches alternating until everything is incorporated.  Mix until everything is well incorporated.  Avoid over-mixing as this will produce a more tough textured cake.  Bake at 375F, checking after 40 minutes for doneness.


24 Sep

cardia our old milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)

26 Jun

Dury’s Weight

Our beloved curmudgeonly turtle has gained some weight.  He now weighs 142 grams almost a third of a pound.  When we were given him he was under 40 grams.

14 Dec

Dendrology Final Exam Study Guide (in progress)


07 Dec

Pinus by needles & cones



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