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   Year 2012 (Days 4018 - 4383 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. Rare Brodiaeas In A San Marcos Field
  2. Blue Scarlet Pimpernel On Owens Peak
  3. Some Dust Mites In Your Couch
  4. An Assassin Bug On Owens Peak
  5. Long-Jawed Orb Weaver On My Patio
  6. An Unfortunate Male Honey Bee
  7. California Legless Lizard In Encinitas
  8. Honey Bee Excrement On Your Car
  9. Pink Champagne Cake At Madonna Inn
  10. The Formidable Japanese Giant Hornet
  11. A Lichen That Lives On Rabbit Droppings
  12. Southern Fire Ant On Owens Peak
  13. Orange Desert Ants On Owens Peak
  14. A Hair Follicle Mite In Your Nose!
  15. A Big Rattlesnake On Palomar Mtn
  16. A Lovely Mammillaria In Anza-Borrego
  17. Collembola That Carry Sperm To Mosses
  18. The Beautiful Mushroom Amanita muscaria
  19. Moon Over Oregon State U. 20 July 1969!
  20. Malaysian Giant Ant--Worlds's Largest
  21. Stinking Starfish Flower That Attracts Flies
  22. Bagworm Cocoons In Virgin Mary Statue
  23. There Are No Rattlesnakes On This Trail!
  24. Harvest Moon Over White Mtns, Arizona
  25. Hunter's Moon Over Emerald Heights
  26. DNA Nucleobases Found In Meteorites
  27. Camouflage In Leafhoppers In My Backyard     
  28. Puffballs That Resemble Human Figures
  29. Sea Bean Compared With Order Of Fries

   Year 2013 (Days 4384 - 4748 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. Flying Ant Swarm On Owens Peak
  2. Greetings From Superstition Mountains
  3. Greeting From Union Pacific Railroad
  4. The Amazing Coconut Pearl Hoax
  5. Tiny Elephants Inside Circassian Seed
  6. 48 Ford Convertible: My First Car
  7. Unassembled Stag Beetle From Japan
  8. The Official Schmidt Sting Pain Index
  9. Tardigrades: Survive in Vacuum Of Space
  10. Moruga Scorpion: Hottest Chile Pepper
  11. Sunset From Metropolis Of Cucamonga
  12. Great Horned Owl In LA County Arboretum
  13. Remarkable Lanternfly With Alligator Head
  14. A Miner's Lettuce-Avocado Salad
  15. A Delicious Puffball Steak Dinner
  16. Fabulous King Boletes In Oregon
  17. Who Makes The Holes In Your Sweater?
  18. Check Your Underwear For Rattlesnakes!
  19. Brain Trickery: Interesting Optical Illusion
  20. Miniature California Fruits & Vegetables
  21. Quiz: Miniature Apples or Large US Penny
  22. Rare Desert Tortoise In Joshua Tree Nat Park
  23. In Search Of Honeypot Ant At The Salton Sea
  24. Remarkable Honeypot Ant At The Salton Sea
  25. Relative Sizes Of Objects In Visible Universe
  26. Male Calif. Tree Cricket Outside My Window
  27. Astonishing Variation In The Sizes Of Ants
  28. Edible Weed (Malva parviflora) In San Marcos
  29. Cute Moth Peering Through Kitchen Window
  30. A Remarkable Bulldog Ant Native To Australia
  31. Dinosaurs Ate Grasses: Phytoliths In Their Dung!
  32. Wolffia: The World's Smallest Flowering Plant
  33. Wolffia Compared With Water Molecule & Earth
  34. A Bowl Of Crispy Weaver Ants From Thailand
  35. Black Widow Living Next To My Exhaust Pipe
  36. Tiny Camouflaged Ground Mantid On Owens Pk
  37. Large Orb Weaver Spider Under My Pepper Tree
  38. Wearing Special Goggles For Photographing Ants
  39. Large Tarantula Hawk Wasp With Orange Antennae
  40. I'm Glad Its Not A Black-Legged Deer Tick (Ixodes)
  41. Photosynthesis: Most Important Step In Evolution
  42. Beware Of Giving Away Rights To Your Images
  43. Vincent Van Gogh & Acute Intermittent Porphyria
  44. Mystery Of Death Valley Desert Seeds Solved!
  45. Harvester Ants Use The Same Algorithm As TCP!
  46. Be Careful Around The Boulders On Owens Peak!
  47. Repelling Enemy Ants By Wagging Your Gaster
  48. Meteor Showers Over San Diego County, Calif.
  49. Trap-Jaw Ant: The Fastest Predatory Appendages
  50. Remarkable Horsepower Of 5 Diesel Locomotives
  51. Wayne's Word Calendars Available From CafePress
  52. Unusual Ant On Owens Peak Near Palomar College
  53. A Forest In Baja California With Natural Ground Fires
  54. Massive Thunderheads Over San Diego County Mtns
  55. Gee, I wonder if it is raining up in those mountains?
  56. I wonder if you can catch any pathogens from lemurs?
  57. What Is The Undisputed World's Largest Sperm Cell?
  58. A Flash Flood That Washed Out Interstate 8 in 1976?
  59. Odds Of Liver Cancer From Aflatoxins in Peanut Butter?
  60. 1/5 of All Plant & Animal Species On Earth Are Beetles
  61. It's a Bee...It's a Wasp...No, It's a Giant Flying Ant!
  62. A Beautiful Silver Spider Living In My Backyard
  63. Preying Mantis Looking Through My Kitchen Window
  64. A Ferocious Solpugid (Sun Spider) On Owens Peak
  65. Ever Wonder Where Brazil Nuts Come From?
  66. The Plant That "Polk Salad Annie" Is Named After
  67. Spinach: Good Source Of Iron For Large Forearms
  68. An Unusual Red Native Morning Glory In SE Arizona
  69. Greetings From The Colorado Plateau & White Mtns
  70. Closure Of Petrified Forest NP Due To Gov. Shutdown
  71. Apache Railway Between Snowflake & Holbrook, AZ
  72. Heading South From Arizona's Beautiful White Mtns
  73. Hunter Moon Over Sedona, Ariz (6:00 PM,18 Oct 2013)
  74. "Little Yellow Ant" Image At Science Museum Of Paris
  75. The Gourd Family (Cucurbitaceae) Has Biggest Fruit
  76. Some Amazing Animals & Plants From Hybridization
  77. Sunset From Owens Peak Taken With Sony T-10
  78. My S. American San Pedro Cactus Is Blooming Again!
  79. The Ant That Stimulated My Interest In Natural History
  80. Western Skink On Owens Peak Near Palomar College
  81. Tortoise Discovery At My Home In N. Twin Oaks Valley
  82. Ant Art: Amazing Use For Nest Of Imported Fire Ant

   Year 2014 (Days 4749 - 5113 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. Hawaiian Rainbow: Just Returned From 2 Weeks In Maui
  2. Hawaiin Endemics Evolved From Ancestral CA Tarweed
  3. Greetings From The Saltbush Scrub North Of Salton Sea
  4. Ant Massacre: The Worst Enemy Of Ants Is Other Ants!
  5. Mystery Of The Vomit Slime Mold At Palomar College!
  6. Last Night's Sunset From Owens Peak In San Marcos
  7. Leaf Fiber Image At Bergius Botanic Garden, Sweden
  8. Mushroom Near My San Marcos Home Glows In The Dark!
  9. The Remarkable Sunflower Family: Largest Plant Family
  10. My Favorite Board Game From Island Of Grand Cayman
  11. Largest Blossoming Plant: A Giant Wisteria In Sierra Madre
  12. Southern Calif. Wildflowers Photographed In March 2014
  13. April Fools' Day Discovery Near My Home In San Marcos
  14. The Ultimate Facebook Disclosure: My Recent Colonoscopy
  15. A Fungus That Produces A Toxin Similar To Rocket Fuel!
  16. The Perfect Tool For Removing Ticks From Your Body
  17. My First Close-Up Rattlesnake Encounter In The Year 2014
  18. The "Deadly" Cave Spider In Harry Potter Movie Is Harmless
  19. 1st Attempt At Total Eclipse Of The Moon Called "Blood Moon."
  20. Painful Case Of Mistaken Identity: Crane Fly & Ichneumon Wasp
  21. Greetings From A High Ridge Overlooking Superior, Arizona
  22. Greetings From Chiricahua National Monument in S.E. Arizona.
  23. Another View Of Geronimo's Homeland In Chiricahua Mountains.
  24. Can You Roll Your Tongue? Sign In A Gas Station Window?
  25. San Marcos Coronado Hills Wild Fire (Cocos Fire) 14 May 2014
  26. Some Notes On The Disastrous Chaparral Fires In Southern Calif.
  27. Freight Train Night Train Passing Through Lordsberg, New Mexico
  28. Imagine Finding This Giant Carpenter Ant Queen In Your Bed!
  29. Palomar's 2014 Commencement From The Summit Of Owens Peak
  30. Google Analytics Data For Wayne's Word (April 20-May 20, 2014)
  31. Wildflower Blooming During Worst Spring Drought In Decades
  32. Two Ant Species From Turkey & One Ant Species From Costco
  33. Amazing Technology: My Dentist Made New Crown From 3-D Image.
  34. A Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse: The Perfect Gift For A Botanist.
  35. Deadly Spider Discovered Under Toilet Seats In Public Restrooms.
  36. Can You Pick Up Crab Lice (Pubic Lice) From Toilet Seats?
  37. Coast To Cactus In Southern CA: New San Diego Museum Exhibit
  38. Remains Of A Giant Puffball Fungus The Size Of A Soccer Ball.
  39. "Leaves Of 3, Let It Be; Berries White, Poisonous Sight!
  40. Macro Capability With Sony HX50V Pocket Camera On Candy Corn
  41. My Latest Beetle Discovery Near The Summit Of Owens Peak
  42. A Curious Face In A Bowl Of Black Beans & Stewed Tomatoes
  43. Virgin Mary On Cheese Sandwich: Probability Or Intelligent Design?
  44. Logo Of The Church Of Flying Spaghetti Monster On French Toast
  45. Identified 14 Species Of Ants On Owens Peak N. Of Palomar College
  46. Nail Cleaning Symbiosis At A Harvester Ant (Messor andrei) Nest
  47. Found Another Microscopic Hair Follicle Mite (Demodex) In My Nose
  48. Last Night's Sunset From Under My Carrotwood Trees (11 July 2014)
  49. See The Amazing Wayne's Word Backyard Ecosystem (13 July 2014)
  50. View From My Backyard: My Next Door Neighbor's Owl Box At Dusk
  51. Carrotwood Tree: Bad Choice For A Tree Too Close To Your House
  52. Invasive Plants Can Exert Enormous Forces On Inanimate Objects!
  53. "Little Yellow Ant" Image Going On Tour Of Museums In France
  54. Elaine & The Bullet Ant In Costa Rica: World's Most Painful Insect
  55. Very Dry & Few Creatures On Owens Peak--Except For This Guy!
  56. The Remarkable Trap-Jaw Ant (Odontomachus) From Costa Rica
  57. The Official 2015 Wayne's Word Calendars (3 Sizes) Are Now On-Line
  58. Wood Chips From My Two Carrotwood Trees Have Turned Orange
  59. Millions of Argentine Ants Live Inside My Walls & Under My House!
  60. The Starfish Flower Not Recommended For A Corsage At Prom Night
  61. The Dung Beetle Spends Its Days Rolling Around A Ball Of Dung!
  62. San Diego Zoo & Safari Park: Botanical Gardens & Marvelous Exhibits
  63. Mystery Of Death Valleys Sliding Rocks On Racetrack Playa Solved (1)
  64. As Racetrack Lakebed Dries, The Mud Shrinks Into Mosaic Of Polygons
  65. Hypotheses For Mosaic Pattern In Aerial Image Over Santa Barbara
  66. Spotted Knapweed Outsmarts The Mower Behind John Deere Tractor!
  67. Long-Legged Ants Working Together To Steal Food From Harvester Ants
  68. View Of The Fiery Sunset From My Home At Dusk On 7 September 2014
  69. Lovely Gulf Fritillary Butterflies In My Backyard During September 2014
  70. Thunderheads Brought High Humidity & Downpours To San Diego County
  71. Greetings From Porhyritic Andesite Boulder In The Superstition Mtns, Ariz.
  72. A Large "Horse Lubber Grasshopper" In My Bathtub In Wilcox, Arizona
  73. Large, Slightly Alarmed Javelina Boar In The Chiricahua Mtns Of SE Arizona
  74. Licked By Friendly Coatimundi In The Chiricahua Mtns Of SE Arizona
  75. Cave Creek Canyon, SE Arizona: The Ant Capitol Of The United States
  76. Cave Creek Canyon: One Of The Most Diverse Wildlife Regions In US
  77. Autumn & Golden Aspens Has Reached The Little Town Of Greer, Arizona
  78. Aspen & Engelmann Spruce At 7,000 ft. elev. In The White Mtns Of Arizona
  79. Holbrook, AR: Great Place For Freight Trains & My Favorite Honeypot Ant
  80. Interesting Colony Of Big-Headed Ants (Pheidole) In Wilcox, Arizona
  81. Sunset In The Superstition Mtns Of Arizona After A Lightning Storm
  82. Caterpillar Mining Trucks Have The Right-Of-Way When Crossing US 191!
  83. Official Wayne's Word Retirement Clock That I Don't Set Back Or Forward
  84. My 15th Ant Species Discovered On Owens Peak Near Palomar College
  85. Insect Royalty Visited My Kitchen This Morning: A Queen Argentine Ant
  86. November 2012: It's Jumping Bean Season Again In Old Town, San Diego.
  87. Jumping Galls: California's Tiny Equivalent Of Mexican Jumping Beans
  88. Jumping Height Of Mexican Jumping Bean Vs The California Jumping Gall
  89. Wayne's #1 Hitchhiking Plant From Madagascar & Extinct Elephant Bird
  90. How Close Twin Oaks Valley, San Marcos Is To the San Bernardino Mtns
  91. Colorful View Of Double Peak From The Summit Of Owens Peak At Dusk
  92. A Minute & Bizarre Pseudoscorpion From My Recent Arizona Road Trip
  93. Interesting Use For Battery In My Glucose Meter In Motherboard Of Computer
  94. Famous Quotation By Author Mark Twain About Maintaining Your Heath
  95. Turkey Tail Mushroom & Tuberous Sword Fern In My Yard In San Marcos
  96. Christmas Resident In My Backyard: A Female Ring-Necked Pheasant
  97. A Remarkable Southern California Beetle That Appears After 1st Fall Rain
  98. Phyllis, A Female Pheasant Currently Lives In My Backyard in San Marcos
  99. A Typical Snowman For Christmas in San Marcos, California This Year
  100. Phyllis The Pheasant Is Advertising For A Christmas Mate On Facebook
  101. A Close-up (Macro) Image Of M&M's Plain Candies Taken With iPhone 6
  102. My Old Wayne's Word Christmas Card That I Sent Out Many Years Ago
  103. Spider With Unusual Dog Face Found On Christmas Eve In My Backyard
  104. Sunset View From Summit Of Owens Peak: 5:30 PM Christmas Eve 2014
  105. Pheidole Ant On Christmas Eve & Book About Pheidole On Christmas Day
  106. Frozen Pheasant Water Dish: Rare Event In Twin Oaks Valley, San Marcos
  107. Happy New Year 2015 Of The 21st Century: Day 5114 Of The 3rd Millennium
  108. Seldom Seen, Rare & Endangered Snow Hippo Endemic To Palomar Mountain

   Year 2015 (Days 5114 - 5478 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. Wolf Moon: 1st Full Moon Of 2015 Over Emerald Heights--From Owens Peak
  2. Ice Crystal Halo ("Sundog") Over The Sierra Nevada Near Lone Pine, California
  3. Reading A Scholarly Bad Attitude Book In A Restaurant In Big Pine, California
  4. Cold Weather: Walker River North Of Bridgeport, CA Completely Frozen Over
  5. View Of Snow-Covered Sierra Nevada From A Church In Minden, Nevada
  6. Wayne's Birthday Celebration At Niceley's Cafe In Lee Vining, California
  7. Phyllis The Pheasant Waited For Me To Return From My Trip To Miden, NV!
  8. View Of Ocean & Red Sky Just After Sunset From Palomar Airport (23 Jan 2015)
  9. Jan 2015: Good Wildflower Germination At End Of Di Giorgio Rd, Borrego Springs
  10. Found A Minute Ant In The Sand On My Recent Road Trip To The Salton Sea
  11. Minute Sea Shells In The Sand At San Andreas Oasis North Of The Salton Sea
  12. It's Rattlesnake Season Again On Owens Peak, San Marcos: Dog Owners Beware!
  13. Large Swarm Of Honey Bees In Coastal Sagebrush Near Summit Of Owens Peak
  14. Honeypot Ants & Solpugid In Unstaged Fight To The Finish In Southeast Arizona
  15. My 234 Facebook Trivia Notes Can Be Accessed At The Following LinkHyperlink
  16. Elaine's Bullet Ant Rephotographed: A Really Big Ant With A Very Painful Sting!
  17. Red Bush Monkeyflower Is In Bloom Again & The Hummingbirds Are Very Happy
  18. Telegraph Weed On Owens Peak Is Now Considered To Be A Native Wildflower
  19. An Ant Species With No Queen. The Workers Forage & Lay More Female Eggs!
  20. A Hippo Puzzle Given To Me To Keep My Mind Challenged During Retirement
  21. Regarding The Privacy Of Email--My Account Is About As Safe As A Post Card
  22. Its Crane Fly Season Again In Southern Calif: These Are Not Mosquito Hawks!
  23. My 1st Rattlesnake Encounter of 2015 On Owens Peak: Crotalus viridis helleri
  24. The Beautiful Borrego Valley Wildflower Display Of March 2015 Is Fading Rapidly
  25. My 2nd Rattlesnake Encounter In A Week On Owens Peak--Better Stay On Trails
  26. If You Become A Living larder Honeypot Ant, Your Fast Running Days Are Over
  27. The Recently Introduced African Brown Widow Has Made It To My Patio Cover
  28. Finally Made It To The Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain In South Pasadena
  29. A Trip Down Memory Lane: The House I Grew Up In During The 2nd Millennium
  30. An Amazing "Ant Plant" That Provides The Living Quarters For Symbiotic Ants
  31. Mountain Cabin In Pinyon Forest Built Like Vintage 2nd World War Quonset Hut
  32. A Mile-Long Freight Train With 5 Engines Going Up The Steep Cajon Pass Grade
  33. Freight Train Photography From Splendid Overlook With A Large Reptilian Railfan
  34. Tehachapi Loop Enables Long Freight Trains To Climb Steep Grade To Tehachapi
  35. The Windmill-Covered Ridge Overlooking Tehachapi--With A Full Moon At Dusk
  36. My Longest Freight Train On The Tehachapi Grade: 10 Engines & Over 100 cars!
  37. Sechelles Island Palm: The Undisputed Largest & Most Provocative Seed On Earth
  38. Instructions For Suicidal Insect: How To Close Venus' Flytrap Leaf On Your Body
  39. Portrait Of San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata webbi) On Owens Pk
  40. Calif. Whipsnake: Another Serpent Encounter On Owens Peak (17 April 2015)
  41. Living Inside Corrugations Of A Cardboard Packing Box On The Island Of Maui
  42. Searching For The Elusive Myrmecocystus mexicanus--I Used To Be A Botanist!
  43. Water Conservation In S. California: Moratorium On High Density Housing Tracts?
  44. Found Honeypot Ant (Myrmecocystus mexicanus) In Joshua Tree National Park
  45. Heartbreak Of Anther Smut: A Debilitating, Sexually Transmitted Plant Disease
  46. "Little Yellow Ant" On Maui Is Still The Smallest Ant That I Have Ever Seen
  47. Union Pacific & BNSF Trains Controlled By Dispatching Centers In Neb. & Tex.
  48. Big-Headed Ants On Owens Peak Moving Larvae & Pupae To Higher Ground
  49. Why Explosive Flatulence In Bombardier Beetle Doesn't Scald The Beetle?
  50. Another Reptile Encounter On Owens Peak: A California Striped Kingsnake
  51. GPS Coordinates With Garmin Etrex & Apple iPhone Placed Side-By-Side
  52. The May 2015 Rains On Owens Peak Brought Out This Lovely Mariposa Lily
  53. More Tiny Ground Mantids (Litaneutria minor) On Owens Peak in San Marcos
  54. There Numerous Diminutive Predators Lurking On Owens Peak in San Marcos
  55. Some Of The Numerous Buttons I Collected During My LongTeaching Career!
  56. Another Fast-Running Predator On Owens Peak: A Tiny Black Ground Spider
  57. So Much For The Owl Decoy I Bought To Scare Away Rabbits In My Backyard
  58. A Common Spider In My House With Ecclesiastical Markings On Its Abdomen
  59. Owens Peak: Interesting Hill Amidst Sea Of Urban Sprawl In San Marcos, CA
  60. Interesting Ant Mimic Spider On Owens Peak That Resembles Red Velvet Ant
  61. Beautiful Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) Landed At My Home In San Marcos
  62. The End Of The Dinosaur Era Is Recorded In The Badlands Of Eastern Montana
  63. My Favorite Botanical Subject: Wolffia--The World's Smallest Flowering Plants
  64. Squatty Potty: Improved Elimination And A Handy Television Eating Tray!
  65. It's Blooming Time Again For Brodiaea santarosae On The Santa Rosa Plateau
  66. E. Montana 70 MYA: This Area Was A Subtropical Forest Swampland With T-Rex
  67. A Fierce Raptor (Accipiter cooperi) High In The Pine Tree In My Backyard!
  68. New World Amber Is Too Young To Contain The Blood & DNA Of Dinosaurs
  69. Western Lights: Last Night's View From Twin Oaks Valley Just Before Dark
  70. For San Diego Drought I Planted Large Boulders & Drought-Tolerant Lantanas
  71. A Large Herbivore Dinosaur (Sauropod) Coprolite From The Jurassic Period
  72. Beautiful Northern Harriers Observed Soaring Around Summit Of Owens Peak
  73. Large Eastern Black Carpenter Ant Found By Antman Jack At Chesapeake Bay
  74. Another New Ant For Mr. Wolffia Found By Jack The Ant Man In Maryland
  75. Pavement Ant Queen From Maryland Now Lives In My Ant Farm In San Marcos
  76. High Speed Image Of Northern Harrier Soaring Over Summit Of Owens Peak
  77. Antlions That Wait At Bottom Of Pitfall Traps In Sand: An Ant's Worst Nightmare
  78. Sparrow Hawk: Another Raptor That Commonly Hovers Above Owens Peak
  79. Lightning, Thunder & Rain Over Drought Stricken Twin Oaks Valley This AM
  80. A Flower From India That Is Challenging To Identify With A Taxonomic Key
  81. A Simplified Photo-Illustration Of The Basic Anatomy Of Ant-Man's Face
  82. Imported South American Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) Collected In Florida
  83. Testing Macro Capability Of Sony HX50V On A Crab Spider In My Backyard
  84. Ant Man: An Entertaining Movie That Features Several Species Of Ants!
  85. Blue Moon Over Twin Oaks Valley, San Marcos Friday Night 31 July 2015
  86. A Very Small Scorpion Or A Very Large Penny, Or Both Of These Things
  87. Solution To Very Small Scorpion, A Very Large Penny, Or Both Of These
  88. World Population & Growth Rate Is Not What I Predicted In The Year 1966
  89. Why I Love Canada: 2nd Largest Country & Fewer People Than California!
  90. Mt. Denali Will Finally Be Given Its Rightful Name After More Than A Century
  91. It's Orb Weaver Season At The Wayne's Word Headquarters In San Marcos
  92. The Largest Ant I Have Encountered At Daley Ranch North Of Escondido
  93. A Sow Bug Killer (Desdera crocata) In Our House 17 September 2015
  94. Another Honeypot Ant Species At Daley Ranch That Really Loves Werther's!
  95. September's Fastest & Most Common Spider In My House In Twin Oaks Valley
  96. Eclipse Of Super Moon & Blood Moon From Owens Peak (27 September 2015)
  97. Super Harvest Moon 24 Hrs After Eclipse & Blood Moon (28 September 2015)
  98. Finally Found The Red-Headed Wood Ant In Jeffrey Pine Forest Of Truckee
  99. "Obese-Appearing" Ants May Be Vital For Survival Of Honeypot Ant Colonies
  100. "Ant Mill": A Group Of Ants Running In A Circle Until They Die Of Exhaustion
  101. More About Army Ants: Why Do They Follow So Closely Behind Each Other?
  102. A Gourd Mask From Brazil With Sea Beans (cf. Dioclea species) For Eyes
  103. I'm Glad I Switched To Ants During My Retirement Years As A Biologist
  104. An iPhone Supermarket Image: Different Stages Of Ripeness In Bell Peppers
  105. Sunset From Beach In Front Of Hotel del Coronado On Cold December Night
  106. An Unusual Stem Ant Inside Coyote Brush Branch On Owens Peak (Dec 2015)
  107. Full Moon On Christmas Eve 24 Dec 2015: A Rare Event In A Human Lifetime
  108. Sitting On Owens Peak With Sunset & Full Moon Christmas Eve 24 Dec 2015
  109. Full Moon Setting On Christmas Morning: A Rare Event In A Human Lifetime

   Year 2016 (Days 5479 - 5844 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. The Wayne's Word Millennium Calendar & The Year 2016 is A Leap Year!
  2. A Drainage Ditch Made Of Dirt In My Neighborhood In City Of San Marcos!
  3. See El Niño Flood Waters In A San Marcos, California Housing Development
  4. Sugar-Loving Ants Helped In The Discovery Of Diabetes Over 2,000 years ago
  5. An Inexpensive, Rugged, Mini- Point & Shoot Camera For Close-Up Images
  6. Soldiers Of The Arizona Turtle Ant Have Heads That Evolved Into Doors!
  7. Greetings From The Superstitions: My Favorite Volcanic Core (Lava Plug)
  8. Why I Love The Superstitions--Especially The Sahuaros & Arizona Sunsets
  9. My Favorite Pastime: Ant Hunting Along The Lower Salt River, Arizona
  10. Curious Roadrunner Watching Me Photograph A Colony Of Honeypot Ants
  11. I Found My 1st Army Ant In The Superstitions! This Is A Fascinating Ant
  12. Confusing Trail Sign At Boyce Thompson Arboretum About Biodiversity
  13. Pheidole Ants Have Big-Headed Majors To Defend Against Army Ant Raids
  14. I Guess If You Are An Ant That Lives Underground, You Don't Need Eyes
  15. My First Encounter With A Rattlesnake in 2016: A Large Red Diamondback
  16. Found The Stars Of "Empire Of The Desert Ants" At Daley Ranch (Mar 2016)
  17. My Identification Of A Duckweed For The University Of The Virgin Islands
  18. Today's Colonoscopy: Something In Common With 1/2 Of Old N. Americans!
  19. Four Ants That I Played With & Misidentified At The Age Of 10 (1951 A.D.)
  20. Pheidole vistana On Owens Peak Definitely Attack & Kill Other Ant Species!
  21. Pheidole barbata: With Adaptation For Carrying Dry, Loose, Desert Sand
  22. Beware Of Coconut Pearls For Sale On Internet: Palms Don't Produce Pearls
  23. Young Volcanic Buttes At Geothermically Active Southern End Of Salton Sea
  24. Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex) In Brawley, CA Active At 100 + Temperatures
  25. Novel Uses For Cockleburs: Widespread Hitchhiker In The Sunflower Family
  26. Male Giant Water Bug: Paternal Insect That Actually Assists In Child Rearing
  27. How To Recognize The Banding Pattern Of Poisonous Arizona Coral Snake
  28. Logwood & Brazilwood: Dyewood Trees That Spawned Two Nations
  29. My Favorite Ant On Owens Peak (Pheidole vistana) Is A Fierce Predator!
  30. A Large "Panther Ant" (Pachycondyla = Neoponera) In The Peruvian Andes
  31. This Desert Honeypot Ant Did Not Get Underground By The Heat Of Mid-Day
  32. Does Water Usage Fine Affect Argentine Ant Populations In Twin Oaks Valley?
  33. What is the derivation of the name fig newton? Is it a singer named Wayne?
  34. Latest Discovery At Daley Ranch: Wingless Wasp That Resembles An Ant!
  35. Some Elegant & Beautiful Wildflowers In Dry Hills North Of Palomar College
  36. Bright Red Wildflowers In Full Bloom On Owens Peak During May-June 2016
  37. Living with your queen & hundreds of sisters all packed into a single acorn!
  38. Enormous Size Variation In Queen Ants At Daley Ranch North Of Escondido
  39. Daley Ranch Quiz: Which Leaf Is Poison Oak? 4 Choices, One is Correct
  40. Camel Cricket: Unusual Insects Show Up In My Ant Traps At Daley Ranch
  41. Twin Oaks Valley Sunset Enhanced By Sherpa Wildfire in Santa Barbara
  42. Happy Father's Day 2016: My Father In His Carpenter Shop Over 50 Years Ago
  43. 20 June 2016: Strawberry Moon On Summer Solstice & Longest Day Of Year
  44. 22 June 2016: The Tiniest Ant Found In My Ant Survey At Daley Ranch!
  45. Small Beetle At Daley Ranch That Resembles A Gold Nugget With Legs!
  46. A 2nd Golden Beetle: If They Were Made Of Real Gold I Would Be Wealthy!
  47. Night Search & Enjoy Mission In My Backyard In To Find A Preying Mantis
  48. The Results Of My Ancestry.Com DNA Test Have Arrived: No Big Surprises
  49. Monsoon Clouds East Of The Sandia Mountains In New Mexico (July 2016)
  50. Another Image Of Monsoon Storm On Arizona-New Mexico Trip (July 2016)
  51. Remarkable Clearing (Clay Lens) In The Chaparral Hillside Above My Home
  52. Ants Are Harder Than Plants! Some Minute Traits Require 100x Magnification
  53. Playing "Nursemaid" To A Field Ant (Formica) Queen During My Retirement!
  54. A Large Huntsman Spider In Ominous Pose On The Edge Of My Cereal Bowl
  55. My favorite train-viewing bridge near Needles, CA. Temp was 110 degrees F!
  56. It's Almost Rain Beetle Season Again In Twin Oaks Valley, San Marcos, CA
  57. Presidential Candidate Quiz: Aleppo Pine Named After Syrian City Of Aleppo
  58. Dog Vomit Fungus (Fuligo septica): My Favorite Slime Mold In My Back Yard
  59. This September (2016) I Discovered Some Interesting Fungi In My Back Yard
  60. Image Of Harvest Moon Rising Above The House On Hill Above My Home
  61. Bright Harvest Moon Rising Above Hill Behind My House In Twin Oaks Valley
  62. Ants From Albuquerque May Be Range Extension or An Undescribed Species
  63. Wayne's Word contains >12,000 images, and they fit on a 2 GB memory stick!
  64. Sunset View From My Driveway In Twin Oaks Valley Looking West
  65. The Lovely Cycad In My Back Yard Finally Revealed Her Sex To Me
  66. A Large Araneus Spider Hanging Upside-Down Outside My Back Door!
  67. An Attractive Ground Spider (Family Gnaphosidae) In My Bath Tub!
  68. Backyard food web: I Did Not Know That Bunnies Liked To Eat Bird Seed
  69. It's Truly Amazing What You Can Find In Your Back Yard With A Flashlight
  70. Don't Give Starfish Flower Bouquet To Someone You Are Trying To Impress!
  71. A Drain Fly Is Rather Uncommon In A Sink That Is Cleaned Regularly
  72. A Touch Of Fall Along The Shoreline Of Lake Henshaw, San Diego County
  73. Imported Fire Ants Are Definitely In Irrigated Parks & Lawns In Indio, CA
  74. Holly-Leaf Cherry On Cajon Pass Has Already Sprouted After Blue Cut Fire
  75. Lichen: Algae & Fungi Marriage Surviving On Barren Rock Of Westgard Pass
  76. Rock-Inhabiting Fungi (RIFs) Survive Some Of The Most Extreme Habitats
  77. See An Amazing Rainbow Over My Twin Oaks Valley Neighborhood In 2004!
  78. Large Ant In Bracelet I Got For Christmas 2016: Maybe Red Harvester Ant?

   Year 2017 (Days 5845 - 6209 of the 3rd Millennium)   
  1. San Diego Zoo 30 Dec 2016: Hippo Under Water With Nostrils Closed
  2. 2017 New Year's Resolution: Find Slavemaker Ant In Southern California
  3. My Father Paul Armstrong, Brave U.S. Navy Seabee During World War II
  4. Wayne's Word Still Gets 122,000+ Pageviews Per Month, Mostly Students
  5. My 1st Prickly Puffball On Owens Peak: Brought Out By Well-Spaced Rains
  6. Seeds Of Guanacaste Tree Germinated After 27 Years In My Container
  7. Felicity, Calif: Where I can watch freight trains and ants at the same time!
  8. Reason #1 Why I Love Arizona: Superstition Mts. 16 January 2017
  9. Reason #2 Why I Love Arizona: Superstition Mts. 16 January 2017
  10. Reason #3 Why I Love Arizona: Lower Salt River. 17 January 2017
  11. Reason #4 Why I Love Arizona: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  12. Reason #5 Why I Love Arizona: Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua Mts
  13. Reason #6 Why I Love Arizona: The Exquisite Painted Desert
  14. Dutchman's Gulch: A Quaint Mining Town In The Superstition Mts
  15. Beautiful 4 Peaks, Ariz. Has An Amethyst Mine Between Peaks 3 & 4.
  16. The Tiny Bird's Nest Fungus Is Appearing All Over My Front Yard
  17. Latest Ant Research: Telomeres Involved In Longevity Of Ant Castes
  18. Feb. 2017: I Have Never Seen Summit Of Owens Peak This Green
  19. Mustard Field In Twin Oaks Valley: Result Of Heavy 2017 Winter Rain
  20. A Crimson Fungus That Attacks Naturalized Filaree On Owens Peak
  21. Rare Brodiaea Near Palomar College May Be Undescribed Species
  22. Mar 2017: San Marcos Vernal Pools Have Water & SD Fairy Shrimp
  23. Unwise To Post False Clams On Websites and Social Media!
  24. Poppy Patches On Owens Peak From Heavy Winter Rains Of 2017
  25. To See Desert Blue Bells Go To South End Of Joshua Tree Nat. Park
  26. Biosphere II Project Failed Due To Ant Infestation & Other Problems
  27. 2017 Spring Wildflowers: The Climbing Snapdragon On Owens Peak!
  28. Clickbook: A Slick Way To Print Small Brochures From Web Pages
  29. Tiny Desert Wildflower With Minute Flowers Bearing Glistening Cells
  30. The Heartbreak Of "Fungus Gnats" In Every Room Of My House!
  31. Crane Fly: Common House Visitor After Heavy Rains Of Winter 2017
  32. An Introduced European Wildflower On North Side Of Owens Peak
  33. Palomar College Recognized As An Arboretum: See Newsletter #11
  34. A Very Camouflaged Rattlesnake In Local Hills Of San Diego County
  35. Possible Undescribed Brodiaea Species At San Marcos Vernal Pools
  36. Pubic Lice Are More Closely Related To Gorilla Lice Than Head Lice!
  37. Native Ant Holding Its Own Against Army Of Argentine Ants In My Yard
  38. Sony Mini-Cameras: Photo Of Tiny Hump-Backed Bee Fly In My Kitchen
  39. A Neat Adaptation Of Desert Harvester Ants For Carrying Dry, Loose Sand
  40. My Home In Twin Oaks Valley Has Become A Haven For Wild Animals!
  41. As The Last Flowers Of Spring Fade Away, The Summer Fire Season Begins
  42. Centaurium venustum: An Amazing Spring 2017 Wildflower On Owens Peak
  43. Memorial Day 2017: In Memory Of My Father Paul Armstrong, U.S. Navy Seabee
  44. If Seeds Are Viable I Will Try These Trees In The Palomar College Arboretum
  45. Just Found My 16th Species Of Ant On Owens Peak North Of Palomar College
  46. Workers Move Dead Ants To Ant Graveyard When Carcases Emit Oleic Acid
  47. My Latest Image Of Northern Harrier Gliding Over The Summit Of Owens Peak
  48. Father's Day 2017: My Father Working In His Carpenter Shop About 60 Yeays Ago
  49. Hundreds Of Uses For Duct Tape & Here's Another: Cupholder For My Old Truck!
  50. Beautiful Red Wildflowers Blooming Right Now (15 June 2017) On Owens Peak!
  51. Pushing My Small Sony Camera To Its Limits To Photograph A Celestial Body!
  52. Clip-On Macro Lens For Smartphone: Inexpensive Way To Get Close-Up Images
  53. Compound Beetle Eye Photographed With iPhone 6 & $12 Clip-On Macro Lens
  54. Grains Of Table Salt On Range Top, Taken With iPhone 6 & Clip-On Macro Lens
  55. Happy 4th Of July From Osteospermum Fireworks Display At Wayne's Word!
  56. This Rabbit Helps Me By Cutting Sprouting Grass Plants Between Flagstones
  57. Two More Uses For Duct Tape: Trapping Ants & Laminated Dead Ant Bookmark!
  58. Found A Minute Fungus-Farming Ant In An Argentine Ant Midden At My Home
  59. My Dentist Made Me Crowns With 3-D Image & Milling Machine In Her Office!
  60. Found 2 Very Diverse Ants On Same Day: Huge Carpenter Ant & Tiny Thief Ant
  61. I Should Have Gone To Jackson Hole, Wyoming!
  62. Just Found Miniature Version Of Trap-Jaw Ant In Twin Oaks Valley
  63. You Can Barely See The Heads Of These 3 Strumigenys With Your Naked Eye!
  64. Mantid After Honeybees Attracted To Yellow Flowers. The Bees Don't See Red!
  65. This Year's Bright September Moon Is Technically Not Called A Harvest Moon
  66. Miss Mantid On My Hummingbird Feeder Eats Honeybees & Helps Hummingbirds
  67. Which Maple Species Is Depicted On The Canadian Flag?
  68. A Pink Moth In My Living Room In Twin Oaks Valley, San Marcos
  69. A Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium mildei) I Found In My Kitchen Last Night
  70. Starfish Flowers In Full Bloom: Some 12 Inches In Diameter & With Blow Flies


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