Category Archive for 'Insects'

Tiger Beetles at Thomas Cove

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

I’m not sure when this will be posted. I wrote this on the evening of Friday, August 31st. I’ll post it somewhere along the way on our travels. ~ * ~ Thursday afternoon, we hiked at Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve, which is located near the town of Economy, Nova Scotia, on the Bay of Fundy. […]

International Rock-Flipping Day

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Have you ever had an irresistible urge to carefully pick up a rock to see what’s beneath? Do you ever yearn to unearth a colony of ants? Or perhaps a ground beetle or a spider? Maybe you’d like to find a worm, or perhaps a tiny snake. Or a millipede, or an isopod or two. […]

august insects

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Two-striped Grasshopper ~ Melanoplus bivitattus A little over a week ago, I wrote about how summer has turned the corner and it now feels like autumn is in the air. Since then, here at the farm, the sense that autumn in almost upon us has grown stronger. Milkweed have formed pods, while Goldenrod, Yarrow and […]

nothing wasted

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Yesterday, while I was picking vegetables and herbs to make a tomato pie, I discovered two Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) butterfly caterpillars in the Dill plants. That wasn’t really such a big surprise, but it was neat to find that one of the caterpillars had just molted (see above photo – click on all photos […]

a few recent moth sightings

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Copper Underwing Moth (Amphipyra pyramidoides) This summer, I havent’ been quite so diligent as intended when it comes to photographing night moths. Oh, I had great plans for this year, but by the time the moths come out in full force (usually around 10 p.m. or so), I don’t feel much like standing around on […]

a few notes

Monday, July 30th, 2007

As I began to write these notes, this morning’s post by Robin at Dharma Bums immediately came to mind – and these lines in particular: There are more stories than we can tell, so most of the time we don’t tell any of them at all, not about the goldfinches that gather in throngs under […]


Saturday, July 28th, 2007

On my Thursday afternoon insect walk around the farm, I came upon quite a few interesting sights. What all had in common was that something unusual was revealed, either through my photographs, or by spending a bit of time on observation. I’ll write about each of these sightings in this and the next couple of […]