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Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

When driving through rural areas in Florida it is not unusual to have these huge grasshoppers flailing themselves at your car in large numbers.  I imagine for some people seeing this for the first time they might find it sort of creepy.  70 more words


What A Bug Scientist Says About ‘Ant-Man’ The movie Ant-Man was...

What A Bug Scientist Says About ‘Ant-Man’

The movie Ant-Man was (obviously) inspired by ants, so we thought we’d talk to a real ant expert to learn a bit more!

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BBC, shooting stars, mayflies, rhubarb pie

I couldn’t sleep and I was up at an astonishingly early hour this morning.  So I gave up and headed towards the office.  Being so early, … 303 more words

Make Every Butterfly Count at the Antioch Dunes (2015)

Throughout August and September this year, wildlife biologists at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting their annual Lange’s metalmark butterfly counts to determine the health of this rare butterfly species. 336 more words

Natural History

Summer Sensations

I have to hang up my clothes
right away
for if I don’t
and they sit on the floor
in haphazard piles
looking sad and forlorn… 72 more words


Beatrix Potter: Nature as First and Last Resort

On the 28th of July 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter, English author of the Peter Rabbit children’s books, was born in Kensington, London. Less known is her career as a naturalist and realist artist. 834 more words


Aztec dancer and ant

I took this photograph close to a waterfall off Harrogate Dr. in northwest Austin last year on 7/24. Whether the ant ran any risk of getting eaten by the Aztec dancer damselfly, … 109 more words