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Sympetrum striolatum, The Common Darter.

No, I haven’t just seen a Common Darter.

I have been at it again. Identifying animals on other peoples blogs and so…

This is how I know that it is a Common Darter. 175 more words

Tramp's Bestiary

Dragonflies, Humility, and the Conservation of Biodiversity

By:  Richard Telford

In 1970, Roger Tory Peterson wrote, “Entomologists fall into two categories:  those who find insects endlessly fascinating and those who would get rid of them.”  Reflecting the controversy at that time over the indiscriminate use of DDT (for which the U.S. 1,686 more words

Environmental Journalism

A rustle in the bedroom

Irene Waters posted on the subject of the Bogong moth, a fascinating piece reliving the impact this bug had on her young life.

It brought back a lot of memories from my childhood, because from as far back as I can recall we were entomologists. 1,040 more words