Tag Archives: honeydew

Ant-attracting Galls

A few months ago I mentioned that Hurricane Irene had brought down some interesting galls from the treetops, and I’m just now getting to that point in my photo sorting.  There was one spot in the woods where the freshly … 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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Good Bugs & Bad Bugs

By far the most common question I’m asked when I identify an insect for someone is, “is it a good bug or a bad bug?”  I usually don’t give a straight answer.  Maybe this post will help illustrate why.  For … Continue reading

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Leaf-rolling Weevils

I love how each little discovery leads to another.  Today I was walking the trail at Holland Glen in Belchertown, MA, with some members of the Kestrel Land Trust, for whom I will be leading an animal tracking walk this … Continue reading

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