Saw this tiny fly on leaves after a late spring rain. According to NC State Entomology, it’s a Dolichopodid Fly. […]
Tag Archive for ‘insects’
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 […]
Watched these “panpipes” as they were being constructed by “organ pipe” mud-daubber wasps, I assume. The project is being built […]
Noticing the Unnoticed
In some ways I think most of my life has been about noticing things others don’t seem to see. Not […]