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Mullein Weevils

As anticipated, Julia and I have been filling our front yard with fruit trees and a vegetable garden, and letting most of the remaining lawn grow into a meadow–not out of laziness but from a desire to turn this sterile mini-landscape into habitat … Continue reading

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Enchanter’s Nightshade Bugs

I should probably begin this post by introducing you to the featured plant, with which I think few people are familiar, despite its being right up there with bastard toadflax and mad-dog skullcap among the plants with the best common … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, part 2

If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places we explored on our two-and-a-half-month road trip last fall, it would be Madera Canyon in southern Arizona.  The scenery there isn’t particularly eye-catching; in fact, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #2: Oak Skeletonizers

Well, a month has passed, and so far the only suggestion I’ve received about those pine needle bananas is that they might go well with lemon juice and cocktail sauce.  This month’s mystery begins with a photo taken earlier the same … 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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Leaf-mining Weevils

On my recent road trip I got a chance to photograph several insect signs that I had described in my book but had never seen in person before.  The first of these was in Ohio, where on May 26 I … Continue reading

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