Mining for Moths

Mining for Moths

The diversity of insects is truly astounding. Not just the sheer number of different beetles, moths, wasps, grasshoppers and everything else but also the vast array of habitats and reproductive strategies they use. One example of an unusual life strategy is exhibited...
Mystery amidst a Sylvan Pool

Mystery amidst a Sylvan Pool

Outside the rain is pouring, reminding me of a certain ephemeral pool which exist only during the wetter time of year. Surrounded by cedar, this seasonal wetland lies beneath the canopy of a grove of trembling aspen, climaxed in the midst of an old-growth woodland on...
Of rare butterflies and mosses rarer still

Of rare butterflies and mosses rarer still

Last May Galiano Island was visited by a couple of bryologists and an entomologist—all in one day! How often do you get serious students of mosses and liverworts together with those who study insects? Present on island were bryologists Olivia Lee and Steve Joya from...