I swear I can’t step outside the door without spying some critter I’ve never seen and have no idea what […]
Tag Archive for ‘insects’
Some are expected, others not. This dappled moth came by to hang out this morning.
I never get Sick-a-more leaves, especially this time of year when it seems a tree is suddenly covered in green […]
Seeing the Unseen
In religious traditions, seeing the Unseen is left to mystics and prophets. In secular tradition, it’s natural to search for […]
They can drop by for a visit anytime. As long as they stay outside!
You may be “sick o’ more” spiders … but this beautiful grandmama longlegs was stretched across a sycamore leaf by […]
Saw this tiny fly on leaves after a late spring rain. According to NC State Entomology, it’s a Dolichopodid Fly. […]
After their long “sojourn of stillness” in the ground, the cicadas are returning to the Blue Ridge Mountains (actually, they’re […]
Way of Wonder
Today’s column on the fragile things, like us, that may be stronger (and more wonderful) than we realize: Wasps, Willows, […]
Preying or Praying?
Found this little visitor on our front porch: Mantis religiosa Mantises seem calm and peaceful, curious and almost contemplative … but […]
Planet of Insects
A neighbor gave me a book written by a professor of biology in Norway. Her name is Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson and […]
The Beetles Live!
Are humans the top dog, the apex species, on the planet? Or is that just our arrogant homo sapiens ego […]