Category Archive for 'Insects'

Nessus Sphinx & a boiling rain

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

What on earth is going on around here? Two posts in one day? Well, all I can say is that this sighting was just too nice to keep hanging around waiting to be written about. Yesterday, I packed a lunch and Don, Sabrina and I tripped on over to Mill Pond Conservation Area to check […]

the moth project

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

This week, I decided to splurge on something that is (for me) a bit of an extravagance — one of those objects often referred to as a “bug zapper”. I know what you’re probably thinking, “Why would someone who loves insects buy a bug zapper?” Good question — and I’ll get to that in a […]

McCloud River fauna

Friday, October 12th, 2007

We’ve been without net access for a couple of days, so I wasn’t able to post my follow-up on the fauna around our campsite on the McCloud River, so this is it. I had mentioned that we saw quite a lot of insect activity going on. There was much grasshopper activity everywhere — which is […]

insect photography 101

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Earlier this summer, Pablo from Roundrock Journal suggested that I write about insect photography sometime. I had planned to do so, but as so often happens, the good intention drifted off and got lost among everyday events. I’ll try to remedy that situation in this and (hopefully) several subsequent posts. I thought it might be […]

the return of the phenological grasshoppers

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Around mid-September last year, I wrote about the phenological grasshoppers that come to our front porch to lay eggs each year. Now, as mentioned yesterday, I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on the front porch — replacing some of the deck boards that were looking rather ragged, etc… So, late yesterday afternoon, having […]

late summer insect activity

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

a pair of Ambush Bugs (Phymata) in deep gold coloration of late summer If it seems that I’ve been a little quiet lately, it’s true. As mentioned a few days back, after a hot, humid summer, I’ve been taking advantage of the cooler weather to do some house repairs and garden work. I’m just about […]

little surprises

Monday, September 10th, 2007

As mentioned awhile ago, I didn’t do any tagging of Monarchs this year. However, I did rear a few caterpillars from small larvae found in the gardens surrounding our house. When we made the sudden decision to leave for a week’s vacation in Nova Scotia, I had to decide what to do with the last […]