Digger wasps (Scolia dubia) hide their lights under their dark blue-black wings. “Blue-winged Wasp” is another common name for them.A bunch of these were looping over a strip of dirt on the edge of First Avenue at 41st, rather industrial ground for natural history, except for the feral cats and Paulownia and Ailanthus trees. 68 more words
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This Monarch was doing pretty well, considering the chunk taken out of its wings.
(Backyard and Beyond is not on summer vacation: B & B has lately moved from the Back 40 after ten years residence and is the process of unpacking in Sunset Park, in the midst of a home-made renovation and this enervating heat. 11 more words
As part of some ethnographic fieldwork in this research project I have been scouring the net on a regular basis searching the folk music hashtag [ #folkmusic ] As part of this regular investigation some entries will uploaded here to document data, as well as share some music I’ve come across. 83 more words