Archive for June, 2006

reminder to all invertebrate junkies

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Just a reminder to all invertebrate junkies — both bloggers and readers. The 10th edition of the Circus of the Spineless invertebrate blog carnival will be taking place at the end of June over at Science & Sensibility which is based in New Zealand. If you have an invertebrate post that you’d like to submit, […]

how did you get here?

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Just a short note before I go on to post my main piece for the day. Over the weekend, I noticed that quite a few of you have “arrived” here at the Burning Silo blog by linking to it from my Magick Canoe website (this shows up on my blog stats counter). I’m curious how […]

a most handsome insect

Monday, June 26th, 2006

In this morning’s earlier post about the Black-billed Cuckoo, I mentioned having found two “new” insects during yesterday’s evening walk here at the farm. Before they slip away and become temporarily forgotten in the growing assortment of images that are piling up in my drive, I wanted to post at least one of them. This […]

an unfamiliar voice

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Every once in awhile, an unfamiliar sound or voice manages to twig me from my insect and other nature observations while wandering around the farm. I’m not great on bird calls, but usually know when there is someone different singing among the background chorus of twitters, chirps and caws. Yesterday, during my early evening insect […]

he and she

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

For about three weeks, I’ve been finding Scorpionflies here at the farm and at other sites which I frequent. I suppose that these small insects fall into almost the same category as the Mantidflies which I wrote about a few days ago — composed of parts that look as though they came from several different […]

those ingenious insects

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

In recent days, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time examining milkweed leaves while looking for insects and spiders. One of the hazards of working around milkweed is that the sticky milk-like sap, a kind of latex, inevitably gets on your fingers and then onto other things…. like your camera. I’m always ever so […]

some nice herp reporting

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

I’m having a busy morning here and haven’t yet put anything together to post for today. I may have something later this afternoon or tonight. However, I would like to direct all of the herpers (and all naturalists for that matter) to a couple of very interesting posts on A Blog Around The Clock. They […]