SICB (The Society for Integrative & Comparitive Biology) met in West Palm Beach in January 2015. Julian gave a paper ("When Jaws and Mouth are separate: Functional morphology and evolution of the Kalyptorhynch Proboscis"), and Diane (per usual) wandered around with a camera.
It was winter back home in Rock Hill, but in West Palm Beach it was sunny and in the low 80's.
Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.
I found a neat gallery -- Habatat Gallery -- on Clematis Street.
By Tomas Hlavicka.
By Toland Sand.
By Bin Pho.
"Two Parrots" by Wendy Saxon-Brown.
Don Ramon's Cuban Cuisine on Clematis Street.
I have no idea what this shrub is, and it probably won't grow in our area, anyway, but the flowers are pretty.
This was the first banyon tree I'd seen since I lived in Hawaii.
Bougainvillea outside a restaurant near Clematis Street.
I walked down to the waterfront on Lake Worth Lagoon.
Yachts in their berths on Lake Worth Lagoon.
The big gray yacht is called Skyfall II.
A sand sculpture of a Palm Beach Santa.
A coconut palm on the walkway by the waterfront.
The walkway by the waterfront.
Bird of Paradise.
Julian giving his talk at the conference.