Category Archive for 'Phenology'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Circus of the Spineless – Edition #22

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Welcome to the 22nd edition of Circus of the Spineless!
I considered coming up with a theme for this edition, but in the end, I went with the one unifying quality that I found as I made my way around the web from one blog to the next. I was time and again struck [...]

it’s been hot

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Yes, indeed, it’s been hot this past few weeks. Hot and humid. Enough so, that Sabrina has been spending a lot of time sleeping on the tile floor of the kitchen by the basement door — a spot she rarely occupies except during the dog days of summer. This year, those days [...]

moms at work

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

For the past week or so, I’ve been meaning to write a couple of posts about spiders at the farm, but somehow it didn’t happen. Today is the day.
Since early June, I’ve been encountering female spiders guarding eggs cases. These are just a few of the spiders that I’ve seen (click [...]

like clockwork

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Yes, indeed… just like clockwork. Yesterday, June 21, 2007, I found the first Brown Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea) of the summer (click on image for larger view). Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember that I posted about these little creatures exactly one year ago today, after [...]

european import

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Yes, it’s a second post for today. At this time of the year, that can happen. I’ve found that, from the point of view of keeping records, especially when I’m making phenology-related observations, it’s better to keep my observations in separate posts.
Anyhow, I caught this Rose Sawfly (Arge ochropa) in the act of [...]