Tonight I saw this in my backyard: Yes, you are looking at two beetles mating. At least, I think that's what you're looking at. Here are the parties involved: Based on my somewhat limited knowledge of insectology (and my somewhat limited knowledge of animal mating behaviors), I'm guessing this little one is el señor. And… Continue reading let’s play a game called what am i looking at.
I like bees. Pretty much any kind of bees. I think they're beautiful and fun and not scary. (Wasps are a different story, but as this post is about bees, we will not talk about wasps.) I love to think about social bees, about beehives and colonies, these many bodies working toward a single purpose… Continue reading apidae
I'm on vacation this week, and have spent the past few days doing kid-friendly fun things: swimming, movies, Funplex (which is like Chuck E. Cheese, but with an outdoor water part, too. Ugh). But in the mornings, I've spent an hour or so playing gardener, weeding the flower beds and planting a few things:The gardens,… Continue reading adventures in gardening
What would happen if everyone in the world turned off their non-essential electricity for one hour?That's the plan for Earth Hour 2009: on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 local time wherever you live, you're being asked to turn off all non-essentials for one hour. It's as simple as just turning your lights off.Read more about… Continue reading Earth Hour