…the sight of any beauty reminds me that I am a savage. Yes… a savage, with clumsy senses, and blind to a thousand things I should be able to see, deaf to a… Continue reading
There is something about mimic insects that I just love, the way they think they are fooling everyone. If you watch a real bee, it is always working, zipping from blossom to blossom,… Continue reading
We are having a lovely spring with a long period of cool weather. We still have lots of butterflies around, the dewberries are already ripening, and a few bumble bees are showing up.… Continue reading
This winter I have been very inspired by the work of nature writer Florence A. Merriam. She was the first to write about observing birds alive in the field, rather than relying on… Continue reading
I found this bug yesterday, on a very decrepit goatweed plant. I have been reading The Practical Entomologist by Rick Imes, and learning the basic insect orders, so I recognized that this is… Continue reading
Feast issues in the animal world…
Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz on out-dated bird names, as found in a 1988 US government report. 1 — burrion goes with picture E, the House Finch. (This is a female.) … Continue reading
It’s not the heat OR the humidity — it’s the territorial disputes and the predators that can really wear you down!