Patrick Murphy, age 20 at the start of this blog (2013). I love dinosaurs. A lot. Oh, I also love pretty much every other kind of creature that isn't a dinosaur - whether it be real, fictional, extinct , you name it. Creatures, creatures, creatures and more creatures. Creatures that represent the awe-inspiring majesty of life: its adaptability, versatility, and extraordinary diversity. From slime molds to snakes, mushrooms to manta rays, roses to redwoods, pterosaurs to people. The tree of life has grown very large indeed!