Tag: nature

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Pollinator Week: Free books!

The only thing better than books is FREE books.

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Will we have fruit in a future without bees?

Do people really still hand pollinate orchards in China? And why don’t they just get more bees?

The Mad Hatterpillar

There is nothing I love more than finding an amazing new insect to tell you about!  Today it’s the “Mad Hatterpillar.” As you can see from this photo, these caterpillars (Uraba lugens, larvae of a […]

International Rock Flipping Day!

Just wanted to remind everyone that September 9, 2012 is International Rock Flipping Day!  This is the 6th annual IRFD. Go outside, and spend some time with your inner kid (or an actual kid).  There are […]

Mercury in Birds and Bats

I want to highlight this research report for a couple of reasons.   First, it’s a summary of a lot of research on birds and bats–and it is alarming.  Major findings include: Current environmental mercury loads have […]

Roaches and Woodpecker Conservation

Most humans–and I include quite a few entomologists in that category–love to hate roaches.  This is a sad thing, because the vast majority of roaches never set foot (feet?) in a kitchen.  The few species […]

Book Review: Thripz and Dust

Thripz (Author: Robert Farley) Bug Rating: Dust (Author: Charles Pellegrino) Bug Rating: It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a book, and it seemed like these two go together.  They are both stories of tiny […]