Day 2: Ontogeny
Insects and birds provide remarkable examples of individual organismic development; here are two minicourses on insect development, followed by a video on what happens inside of a bird egg.
Reading: “Types of Larvae and Pupae (TNAU eCourse)”
Video: “Flight – The Genius of Birds – Embryonic Development” (4:09)
Look at organisms today as entities with lifetimes. The acorn and the oak are the same species, just at different points in their story. How many juveniles can you find? How about eggs, or aged individuals?