Biological Marfa Lights

How do Marfa Lights relate to biology, in particular to sightings of living pterosaurs? Not by a direct correlation, such as an eyewitness discerning wings while looking at a Marfa Light through a telescope, at least not yet. But there are indirect correlations. While reading Hunting Marfa Lights (for the second time, it’s a great…

Ropen-Light Sighting by Evelyn Cheesman

According to Wikipedia, “Lucy Evelyn Cheesman (1881 – 1969) was a British entomologist and traveller” who was the first woman to be hired as a curator at the Regent’s Park Zoo (London, England). Her accomplishments in biological discovery, during her many travels around the world, extended beyond finding new species of insects. The following species…

A New Name: Kor

I have been communicating, by email, with a man who was born on Manus Island (northern Papua New Guinea). How thrilling it was to learn a new local name for the ropen! “Kor” they call the nocturnal glowing creature that flies over the sea, catching fish. It seems to be at least closely related to…