Monthly Archives: April 2018

Signs of Spring 9: Insecta vs. Vertebrata!

(If you would prefer to listen to audio version of this blog, please click on this link!) Beetles vs. Toads: Bombardier beetles are a diverse (500 species) subset of carabid (“ground”) beetles that are found on every continent except Antarctica. … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 8: Mason Bees!

(If you would prefer to listen to an audio version of this blog, please click on this link!) Mason bees (Osmia spp.) are solitary bees that have very short life spans (only six weeks or so). These bees nest in … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 7: Two Invasive Bugs

(If you would prefer to listen to an audio version of this blog, please click here!) The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is one of the latest species in a long line of destructive, exotic insects that have invaded our agricultural … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring 6: Snail Kites and Rapid Evolution

(If you would prefer to listen to an audio version of this blog, please click on this link!) (Great thanks to Ty Bauman for permission to use several of his photographs in this week’s blog. Ty and his wife Linda … Continue reading

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