Monthly Archives: September 2011

Disappearing Squirrel

Today I found some squirrel parts lying in the woods.  A red fox had killed a gray squirrel and had done a pretty good job eating it, leaving just the tail (left), the stomach (right, largely covered by a chunk … Continue reading

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Fly Buffet

Happy autumn!  I am now exactly three months behind in sorting my photographs.  To celebrate the occasion, I thought I’d share this quaint little scene I just came across from the first day of summer: a whole bunch of different flies … Continue reading

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Dog Bot

Hey, so this is pretty gross:  Last week my brother-in-law sent me a picture of a larva he had squeezed out of a lump in his dog’s back.  I knew it had to be the larva of a bot fly … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On That Tiny Stalked Egg

In my last post I showed this photograph of a tiny, stalked egg I found on the surface of a bolete, and suggested it might belong to a eucoiline figitid wasp. Matt Buffington, a specialist in figitid wasps, wrote to … Continue reading

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Life on a Bolete

Time for another installment of my celebration of fungus fauna.  The day after Hurricane Irene came through my woods, I went for a walk to survey the damage.  There was practically none, as it turned out, other than the hickory … Continue reading

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