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Phoebe and the Monarch

On a cold night in November, temperatures dipped below freezing and hundreds of monarchs fell from their places in the eucalyptus trees at Natural Bridges State Beach.  101 more words


Monarch Life Cycle

I resumed volunteering at Natural Bridges State Beach this morning, talking to visitors about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly at a milkweed exhibit at the visitor’s center entrance.  175 more words


The Worms Crawl in the Worms Crawl Out

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart

“All the powers of destruction that were ever invented by men are puerile and absurd compared with those with which nature has invested insects”. 96 more words

We interupt our normally scheduled week… (part 2)

A while back I wrote up a very fun feature concerning the names of weapons from Warframe. Seeing as there is in no way a shortage of other weapon names to dissect and analyze, here is another etymology lesson with LL! 374 more words

Dog Talk

Let’s discuss etymology. For those out there challenged by syllables (i.e. certain men), I’m talking words.

Science tells us that the humble dog is able to recognize more words than ever before thought. 274 more words


Inside a North Pole Seed Vault - Racist Assholes

Covering the ever intriguing Norwegian Doomsday Seed Vault that has been storing and amassing seeds from around the world for safe keeping in the event that a global disaster occurs and genetics are made exinct, … 312 more words

Creating a copper patina picture frame

I have an insect display box that I picked up at a garage sale for $1 a while back. I bought it for the lepidopterans that were inside more than for the box itself, which had a frame of cardboard and black book tape that was starting to fray around the edges. 637 more words