Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wood-boring Beetle Parasitoids

Last week I was sitting with some friends around a campfire, making soup in a hollowed-out pumpkin.  One of them was whittling away at a piece of a red maple branch when, suddenly, she got to this: I have my … Continue reading

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Lynn Margulis

I’m sad to report that Lynn Margulis died this evening*.  I was lucky enough to take two classes with her when I was an undergraduate at UMass; Environmental Evolution and a Symbiosis seminar.  Although she was best known for her … Continue reading

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Tube Worms

Last night as I was sorting through various tiny wasps and things and getting them ready to send to the USDA Systematic Entomology Lab for identification, I wondered what ever happened to that worm I sent to Sweden back in … Continue reading

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Woolly Aphids

Today as I was driving across Vermont I saw a lot of milkweed seeds floating in the breeze. These were the first I had noticed this year, maybe more because I haven’t been spending much time in open fields than … Continue reading

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