Well, five actually. With the help of a team of excellent and impartial judges, we’ve selected our top taxonomy appreciation puns, just in time for Taxonomist Appreciation Day!* Check in each day this week to see a new winner. And thanks for all the excellent submissions! Our readers are the punniest!


*Taxonomist Appreciation Day (March 19th) is a holiday invented by the renowned ecologist Terry McGlynn to help us pause a moment and thank those people who work to acquaint us with our living world. For more about TAD or Terry, tune in to his excellent blog, Small Pond Science. In addition to inventing our new favorite holiday (which, to make it a true holiday, we at BHR will celebrate with snacks and adult beverages), Terry came up with the TAD slogan/pun, “Our appreciation for taxonomists is beyond description.”  Tell your friends!

Pun by Jimmy Ryals (@jpryals on Twitter)