Archive for June, 2006

Friday Ark #93

Friday, June 30th, 2006

And for additional reading pleasure over the weekend, visit Friday Ark #93, a compilation of the past week’s animal blogging.

Circus of the Spineless – edition #10 is up

Friday, June 30th, 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.

every egg has a blue lining

Friday, June 30th, 2006

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 […]

great black wasps and other fearsome beasts

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

* 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 […]

wild strawberries and goats

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

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 […]

the oracle tree

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

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 […]

what do you see?

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

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 […]