So it's cold and dreary outside and I am in the mood for something bright and cheery. Odd since I usually gravitate to the dreary and dark. Lots of cool things hang out in the dark. Lots of cool things happen in the dark. I was thinking of stargazing, where did your mind just go? … Continue reading Flashy Friday Favorites
Today is National Rum Day. Finally, a holiday I can really support and raise my glass to! In honor of this auspicious day, I am (of course) going to bring insects into it. Rum is made from sugarcane byproducts, usually molasses or sugarcane juice. And you know what else likes sugarcane? Yep, insects! One of the … Continue reading A Perfect Combination
It's been a pretty boring week here, which means I have had some time to futz around and google my heart out. Found some great stuff for this weeks favorites: Clean your cockroach - literally! Parasitic wasps need their cockroach host nice a nd clean for their development and here's how they manage that. Ready … Continue reading Frivolous Friday Favorites
Ah.... a long week ends in sunny (rainy?) Florida for the start of vacation. I plan on getting in some beach time, drinking lots of wine, eating LOTS of great seafood, and relaxing some. I brought my camera with me so I am also going to try to learn some photography skills and take some … Continue reading Florida Friday Favorites
You've probably noticed I didn't get around to posting much this week. I was at a convention and was pretty busy from morning til late night. Even though the conference didn't really have too much to do with entomology, I still managed to get some amazing entomological awesomeness in this week: Played hooky for a couple … Continue reading Fluttering Friday Favorites
Like the commercial says, there's plenty to see and do. I was glad I got an afternoon to visit Joaquin Miller Park, tucked away in the corner of Oakland. It's over 500 acres and I hiked about 6 miles of it (plenty left to do for my next visit!). I was traveling light so I … Continue reading Find yourself in California
What an amazing weekend! I had the opportunity to visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and it was great! The weather was absolutely beautiful, got to see the bison (from a nice safe distance of course!), and the insects out there.... a plethora of entomological awesomeness. The monarchs were definitely flying yesterday and there … Continue reading Who needs oceans of water when you have seas of grasses?