Archive for August, 2006

a small mystery

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Today, I’ve got quite a lot on the go, so this will be a shorter post than usual. I’m hoping to spend much of today out photographing insects as the weather seems near perfect *AND* I have the “I and the Bird” carnival to put together so that it can appear *here* tomorrow! (Yikes!! I […]

danger, will robinson!

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

In the comments that followed yesterday’s update on the Monarch caterpillars, I once again made mention of predatory Stink Bugs. I guess a post about them is long overdue, so today’s the day. Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae), belong to the Order Hemiptera, commonly referred to as the True Bugs. Hemiptera means “half wings” and describes […]

the monarch report

Monday, August 14th, 2006

It’s been a few days since the last Monarch project report, so today seems like a good time to do some catching up as there have been quite a few recent developments. The above photo was taken on the weekend while we were hiking at the G. Howard Ferguson Forestry Centre which is located not […]

after dark

Monday, August 14th, 2006

This is the first of what will probably be a small barrage of posts on nature sightings from the past few days. It seems that I’m seeing a lot right at the moment, so I’ll be trying to do some catch-up on photos and notes. At the end of June, I wrote a piece about […]

a parson drops by for a visit

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

I’m just catching up with some of the sightings over the past week. This Parson Spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus) was found wandering around on the living room wall on August 9th. Of particular interest to me, is that I don’t generally find this species of spider in the house, but did find another on August 30th […]

lucky strike

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Yesterday, I spent a good part of the afternoon wandering around the gardens shooting photographs of insects and spiders. I’d decided to give the “beating around the bush” method of insect searching a try — using a badminton racket and a sheet of white cloth to shake loose a few individuals. My experiment lasted all […]

reminder – I and the Bird #30

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Just a reminder that I and the Bird #30 will be taking place right here at Burning Silo on August 17th. If you would like to submit a post for inclusion, please email me by August 15th. Be sure to put “IATB” in the subject line of your email to prevent it from being trashed […]