July insect gallery

Click on the image to view the gallery (six photos), then click arrows at right or left edge of photo to navigate. Click the back button on your browser to return to this page. These are a few insects I … Continue reading

What would Rachel Carson do?

A world-altering book, Silent Spring, hit the shelves 50 years ago this week. The gospel according to Rachel raised awareness of the widespread, dangerous use of pesticides and their impact on birds, wildlife and human health. Her teachings essentially launched … Continue reading

25 bizarre facts about butterflies

We need more respect for insects. Let’s start with butterflies. They are easy to love. Here are 20 bizarre facts about them. 1. The eyes of many butterflies have a pentachromatic colour system, meaning their receptors sense five different colour … Continue reading