All posts by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

Spineless: Threats to the world’s invertebrates

Hot off the press, a new report published by the Zoological Society of London, in cooperation with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Wildscreen.  You might recognize IUCN as the authors of the […]

Social Media Tips and Tricks #2: Read Smarter

Welcome to part 2 of the series on social media! This series of tips will focus on how to make your online reading more efficient. Social Media Tip #4: Work Smarter, not Harder.  I love […]

Social Media Tips and Tricks #1

Hi All! I have been super busy, but there is such an awesome online entomology community of blogs and commenters, I know you aren’t starved for bug info. I wanted to pass on some tricks […]

Lice on a Bird: Convergent Evolution in action!

A really nice example of how to communicate some fascinating evolutionary biology.  Illinois Natural History Survey ornithologist Kevin  Johnson describes his research on the history of feather lice.  Anyone who works with birds knows they […]

Writing

I really loved this interview with David Rakoff about why he writes.  This part especially really resonated with me: “Writing only ever begins badly.  And you have to sit and tolerate yourself long enough to […]

Solitary bees

I really love this video about digger bees, or a solitary group of bees common in North America.  Sadly, when you look for information about this group, most of what you get is information on […]

spinnerette panel

Spinnerette

An awesome comic about a graduate student with spider DNA

The horrible truth about Spiderman’s Anatomy

I was on a panel a few weeks ago discussing mutations, and what they can and cannot do.  Spider-man was one of the topics, because the sad truth is that the Comics industry has conspired […]

Books, bugs, and curiosity

I was looking up a reference book on Amazon, and it happened again. Amazon recommended a book for me that was so strange, I couldn’t resist the temptation to download it. Today, it was a […]