Tag Archives: Heliozelidae

The Yard List(s), Part 11

Now that I’ve declared my intention to find as many sawfly larvae as possible, they’re starting to show up everywhere I look. Today Julia and I made a rare trip away from home, lured by the news from my mother … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #22: Bunchberry Squiggles

Last week I was back in Maine to finish up work on the natural resource inventories I’ve been conducting there.  On Tuesday, some reddish lines radiating from bunchberry (Cornus canadensis / Chamaepericlymenum canadense) leaf bases caught my eye. The first set of … Continue reading

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Virginia Creeper Miners

A year ago today, I was finishing up several weeks of fighting my way through horrible thickets of sweet pepperbush and greenbrier in southeastern Massachusetts, where I was visiting pre-established plots to identify plants for the UMass CAPS project. I … Continue reading

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Dogwood Hole Punchers

In anticipation of driving across Iowa last September, I asked John Pearson for some suggestions of places to stop and explore.  Thanks to him, I saw some interesting little prairie relics and a fen that I never would have found … Continue reading

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Name That Plant

Yesterday morning I awoke in the northwestern corner of Tennessee, to the sound of singing Carolina and Winter Wrens.  This departure from the Rock, Cactus, and Canyon Wrens I’ve been encountering in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts over the past … Continue reading

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