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Acorn Weevils

It’s another mast year for red oak (Quercus rubra) in my neck of the woods, which means that for the past couple of weeks, large nuts have been raining down from the treetops, making it a little treacherous to go for … Continue reading

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Acorn Pip Galls

Last month Noah Charney, Sydne Record, and I spent four days surveying the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts for galls, leaf mines, and other species-specific invertebrate signs.  The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative had put out a request for proposals for research that … Continue reading

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Nutty Mysteries

Despite the way things might look, I’m in no way partial to invertebrates–there just happen to be more of them than anything else out there, so I’ve been giving them their due.  But today I’m deviating from the bug theme … Continue reading

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