Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sapsucker Surprise

The yellow-bellied sapsuckers have returned to Massachusetts over the past few days, adding their characteristic percussion to the morning chorus outside my house.  This afternoon I noticed a sapsucker’s sap wells in a sugar maple by the Green River in … Continue reading

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Leafcutter Bees

Last summer, Shelly Cox of Missouri posted this photo to the ID Request page on BugGuide.Net: No one offered a suggestion as to what it might be.  She kept it in a container, and several weeks later there was a … Continue reading

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Walnut ants

On March 20 I was walking in the woods of Florence, MA with some friends, and I found an unusual nut.  It was on the large side for a hickory nut, and had some ridges that sort of reminded me … Continue reading

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