Mosquitoes, messages, and moving forward

So it’s been a while since I wrote a full post, I know. Stop giving me that look, it’s my blog, I can do what I want.  And write now (get it…  write?) I want to delve into some of what I took away from the last two days at the Aedes Zika summit at … Continue reading Mosquitoes, messages, and moving forward

Insects, Pizza, and a bit of Speed

So I moved into my new place last week and all my stuff is...  well... not here yet.  But it's cool, it's on the way.  So with no furniture, no cooking paraphernalia, and no dishes, you know what that means: takeout pizza for dinner!  (Thank you Papa Johns.)  The delivery person got here super fast … Continue reading Insects, Pizza, and a bit of Speed

Who’s eating your thanksgiving dinner?

Thanksgiving.  That quintessential American holiday of eating too much food.  But it's not just us eating, insects eat too. There are numerous insects that prey on cranberries, particularly Lepidoptera, but my favorite is the cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus), probably because I have a fondness for weevils and their little snouts.  Adult beetles will feed on new growth … Continue reading Who’s eating your thanksgiving dinner?

Fire Alarm!

It's been a crazy couple of months with the move and the new job and a new house (almost).  You can read that as my pathetic excuse of not writing more if you want, I'm okay with that.  But all in all, it's been great.  I am really liking all the new experiences, the new … Continue reading Fire Alarm!