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Time To Set Ambrosia Beetle Traps

Last year was a big year for ambrosia beetles. These beetles live all around us and in the woods. They generally attack stressed or injured trees. 465 more words


Upcoming meetings and conferences

Below are some of the major meetings and conferences coming up in the next few months, in addition to some that have been posted on the blog. 145 more words


Does Mother Always Know Best? - An Aphid’s Perspective

We all remember those teenage years, mum shouting from the doorway to get up and go to school, giving her tit bits of advice and usually finishing a sentence with ‘Don’t argue, I know what’s best for you!’ But what about insects, I’ve never read a study where they try to get their young out of bed early: so, do they know best? 977 more words

Bug of the Week: Hummingbird clearwing

This week, I chose one of my favourite insects: the hummingbird clearwing. This species has beautifully clear wings, a fuzzy green-and-brown body, and an exceptionally long proboscis that allows them to feed on flowers while hovering. 66 more words

Poky Ecology

HFVS Insect Episode with Jeff & Paige (Radio Show/Podcast)

Listen to Podcast: https://hilltownfamilies.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/hfvs-guest-djs-jeff-and-paige.mp3

Hilltown Family Variety Show
Insect Episode with Jeff & Paige

Go on a musical hike with guest DJs Jeff and Paige to explore insects. 244 more words


Arthropod Communities and Shrub Expansion in Western Alaska

Macbeth shall never vanquished be until

Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill

Shall come against him

(Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1)

If you have read Macbeth or the Lord of the Rings perhaps this won’t come as a shock to you but the forests of the world are moving.

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