Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wookiee Moths

This blog is one year old today, and after taking a look at my first post, I thought I might take the opportunity to point out that you don’t have to go to Singapore or Australia to see fancy square-mesh … Continue reading

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Early Spring (and Late Winter) Bees

Over the past few days, on my walks in the woods, I’ve seen a number of little bees buzzing around just above the forest floor.  None of them have held still long enough for me to even attempt a photo, … Continue reading

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Wingless Wonderings

Over the winter I received a box of Nuttall oak acorns from Mississippi, containing cynipid wasp galls.  Over the past couple of days, several of these tiny (~1.5 mm) wasps have emerged: The wings aren’t deformed; all of the wasps … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers

Snowdrops and crocuses in gardens might beat them to it sometimes, but the first native plants to flower where I live are always the skunk cabbages (Symplocarpus foetidus). I saw my first ones of the year on Monday (March 12). … Continue reading

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Snow Scorpionflies

We suddenly have snow again in western Massachusetts, making it easy to spot all the antifreeze-filled bugs that have been actively wandering around on the ground all winter.  I haven’t had a chance to go for a walk in the … Continue reading

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