Parasites all the Way Down

(February 20, 2020) Even parasites have nightmares Some experts assert that the most common lifestyle in nature is that of parasitism. (Read Rachel Nuwer's interview with ecologist Kevin Lafferty "Parasitism is the Most Popular Lifestyle...

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Best of the Bugs

(January 2, 2020) After almost five years doing a weekly blog it had to happen. With rainy, cold weather and the fact that over the last several years I've already written about most...

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Not What it Looks Like

(November 14, 2019) A harmless imposter Being the local "bug guy," I was recently asked about a spider that looked "almost exactly like a black widow" but lacked the distinctive red hourglass...

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Out of the Water and into the Sky

Mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies

(September 5, 2019) Mayflies on the Van Duzen Getting a late start, I made my way down to the river after the sun had gone from the canyon. I noted many tiny flying...

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And other hard-to-find critters

(August 8, 2019) Nymphs on patrol I have seen alarmingly few dragonflies along my stretch of the Van Duzen River this year. Where I'm used to seeing dozens in a day, I'm seeing...

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Dragonflies, Daubers and Friendly Moths

(July 11, 2019) Dragonflies remembered Sometimes it takes a little excursion to get back home. A fond memory from childhood was watching eight spotted skimmer dragonflies (Libellula forensis) over the little creek at...

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Spider Eyes

(July 11, 2019) When my wife asked if I wanted to take a midnight stroll I was delighted. I was even more delighted when we saw a couple of unexpected predators. Not wishing...

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Who's Hungry?

Hunters, scavengers and carnivorous plants

(June 27, 2019) Deadly Darlingtonias About two hours north of Eureka on State Route 199, a few miles past Gasquet, a small sign announces, "Botanical Trail." It's a very short drive on...

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