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Life and Death on Mt. Greylock

This past weekend I attended my third Berkshire BioBlitz. At my first one in 2011, I barely left the parking lot at the summit of Mt. Greylock and photographed 166 different species of insects and arachnids. This time, Julia and … Continue reading

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Smooching Salamanders

The other day I was perusing my folders of salamander photos to find some my sister-in-law could use in a slideshow. I came across the ones below, which I took in March 2004. They are maybe the worst photos I … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #10: Bees in a Mud Nest

An interesting series of photos was recently moved to BugGuide’s “Frass” section (a place where rejected submissions are held temporarily before being deleted forever), so I thought I would salvage them and post them here so they can continue to … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Rosette Galls, Part 3

Last August I mentioned I was heading off to do some work in Maine and that I might bump into some more of the seaside goldenrod rosette galls that were only known from a single example I had collected on … Continue reading

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Spider vs. Spider, part 2

There’s something I find compelling about an image of a spider eating another spider, so here’s another one.  I found this little scene on a lady fern frond while taking the compost out late last July.  The spider doing the … Continue reading

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Name That Organ

I just came across this month-old question from Kathie Hodge on Facebook, and after 20+ comments, she seems no closer to getting an answer: Dear cat people, For years I’ve been wanting to know the answer to this one question: what … Continue reading

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More Drama by the Back Door

This spring I wrote about a feather-legged orbweaver that subdued a jumping spider in the stone wall by my back door.  Around the same time, while I was watching the sweat bees digging their burrows in the soil between the … Continue reading

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