February 8, 2019, Frozen Peepers, How Bees Avoid False Information

Atmosphere:

Here in the country (rural Oldham County), this week’s freakishly warm weather brought the sound of the small frogs called Spring Peepers. Their bird-like peeps are common in Kentucky starting in mid-February. They were heard a little early this year, so I imagine they’ll be as shocked by the return of cold as we are, with a high today of only 27 and down to 10 tonight.

Art:

Félix Vallotton “Part of the town of Pont Audemer” (1922).

Thought:

If Bees Can Prevent Bad Information From Going Viral, So Can We

“Not only do honey bees display collective intelligence, they’re also flexible when it comes to making group decisions. We could learn from them.”

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Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.

William Blake

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.