A walk with Edward Ross, curator emeritus of entomology at theCalifornia Academy of Sciences, around his Mill Valley home is aninvitation into a fascinating, miniaturized world. Here, the seeminglychoreographed bits of chance and intention that make up a healthyecosystem are revealed in the blooms of the sticky monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)and its varied insect visitors. Here, we show just a few of the manysuch interactions that Ross has captured on film over 58 years at hishillside retreat.
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