And for additional reading pleasure over the weekend, visit Friday Ark #93, a compilation of the past week’s animal blogging.
Archive for June, 2006
The 10th edition of Circus of the Spineless is now up at David Winter’s Science & Sensibility. It looks to be another super edition with many interesting posts and terrific photos. Good reading for the next couple days! Be sure to check it out.
We’re told that every cloud has a silver lining. Well, it turns out that every egg has a blue lining – at least those of the Spiny Stink Bug. As reported on June 21st, the weird but lovely silver eggs that I had first photographed on June 13th, began to hatch. First instar nymphs of […]
* Yes, second post for today, but we’ve got a long week-end coming up and I may be skipping out of here quite a bit over the next 3 or 4 days. This will be something to fill the gap ~ A new feature has been added to Pbase, the host where I’ve maintained online […]
The wild strawberries ripened early this year. While out on my daily walks, I’ve been picking them for at least three weeks now. In fact, they’re almost finished for the season — which is a shame, as there’s nothing quite like a sun-warmed wild strawberry. They’re like ruby-red beads packed with all of the energy […]
This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for awhile. It’s about the Oracle Tree on the Sandstone Island Trail at Charleston Lake Provincial Park. And no, that’s not an official name — but simply one that seems to fit this venerable old tree. While hiking, we’ve stopped to visit it many times, and […]
You’re wandering along an overgrown trail, constantly scanning the vegetation for moths, butterflies, other insects and spiders. An odd swollen knot on the branch of a small tree catches your eye. It’s a little lighter than the rest of the bark — sort of mottled, probably with the same lichen that’s growing in patches on […]