Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond

What Is It?

A Microscopic View

scanning electron microscope imageA microscope is a great way to view nature. So much of life is too small to be seen with the naked eye. Or at least seen with any detail. And yet these small creatures are just as interesting and just as vital to an ecosystem as their larger brethren.
The pictures in this blog were taken with a JEOL JSM5200 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Can you tell what the pictures are?

All SEM pictures courtesy of the
Museum of Science, Boston

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