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Dune-burrowing Moths

In late July of 2008, Noah and I were on our way to Zion National Park in Utah when we spotted a sign for Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, which we had never heard of. It sounded like a good … Continue reading

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Cicada Killers and the Bigger Picture

Not far from where I live is a place that seems as if a chunk of Nantucket or the New Jersey Pine Barrens was dropped in the middle of western Massachusetts. In contrast to the surrounding landscape’s rocky soil, supporting forest with a mixture … Continue reading

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Beachcombing

After four intensive days of surveying the island of Nantucket for galls and leaf mines last September, Noah and Sydne and I headed to the beach to bask and unwind.  I am mostly a forest creature, and I am ignorant … Continue reading

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Wall of Bees

I just learned that this week is National Pollinator Week, which I ironically started off with a post about sneaky beetle larvae that take advantage of bees visiting flowers.  So this seems like a good time to write about the … Continue reading

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Bee Burrows

About the same time that I first saw the feather-legged orbweaver’s web in the stone wall by my back door, I noticed some little burrows in the sandy soil between the stones.  Some of them were simple, roundish, 2 mm … Continue reading

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