For all of those colonies of Tobacco Hornworms, in laboratories around the world. The poor things haven’t seen a flower or tobacco leaf for almost 300 generations.
Party Like its 1859
Happy Birthday to Darwin, for the 200th anniversary of his birth, and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species.
Composed, performed and recorded by Dylan Kingsolver. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but it sounds like a nice place.
Lichen Likin’ Blues
Written years ago at the Roman Coliseum at Arles, which has an impressive abundance and diversity of lichens.
I didn’t write this (Gaspar Sanz did, in 1675), and it’s not really about canaries (but inspired by them). But it’s a great little dance piece.
Garlic Mustard (You Taste So Bad)
Written and performed by Kati Moore. The sad tale of a West Virginia White caterpillar stuck on a leaf of garlic mustard in an experiment studying the effect of this invasive plant.
The Climate It Is A-Changin’
Because climate change needs some good protest songs. Genius by Bob Dylan, re-purposed lyrics and performance by the Kingsolver lab.