Yes, I know it’s Thursday already. Oops.
Wednesday was always going to be the hardest day on my creative week schedule, what with the long day at work and teaching catechism, and I made an executive decision to not worry about posting and just go to bed.
So, a day late, you get to see my Wednesday “Symbiosis” project. My mother suggested the theme. She is a high school biology teacher, and about once a year she assigns her students a project wherein they all write limericks about various cellular functions. My mother has written some of these limericks herself, and has even gotten some of them published. In honor of her, I present you a limerick about symbiosis.
Crocodiles might see a plover as prey
When it eats from their teeth, but it flies away,
For the little bird’s meat
Would make a good treat
But the crocs’ fangs might succumb to decay.
The crocodile/plover example has always been my favorite story of symbiosis. When researching it for this post, however, I found out that it may only be a myth. So sad! At least it makes a good limerick.