Tuesday, November 07, 2006
What kind of fly are You?
Political campaign signs remind me of fly paper. They are brightly colored, designed to attract the generic passerby and then stick in the mind with the goal of capturing the wayward vote. Readers of this blog will know, however, that there are many species of fly even here in semi-urban OC. Each fly species has its own requirements or preferences of food, habitat, season, etc. Some are predators, others parasitize other insects. Some eat rotting vegetation, and still others eat nothing at all as adults living just a day or two to breed. In a balanced environment, the species of flies and other organisms are parts of a complex matrix that can support increasing diversity of species. If an environment becomes unbalanced, though, one aggressive species can overrun the available resources, crowding out more discerning organisms.
This election day, get out there and express your inner fly-ness. Read the issues, find out about the candidates. Vote.