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?
It happened! New Horizon made the close pass by Pluto! Pictures coming in! And why is this important? Well... Science! And because I believe I can link just about anything to entomology: Coprophanaeus pluto - a dung beetle, mostly Mexico Euptera pluto - Nymphalid butterfly native to parts of Africa Fodinoidea pluto - Arctiid moth … Continue reading The Pluto Fly-By Article of Your Entomological Dreams