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The Moth and Me #5

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out that Seabrooke Leckie of The Marvelous in Nature and the North American Moths had started a blog carnival about moths.  Mothing is all the rage these days, and websites like the North American Moth Photographer’s Group, Bugguide, and Butterflies and […]

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Southern Spiders #1

The Lined Orbweaver is a common spider that is widespread throughout the eastern United States. In the southeast, it is especially abundant in grassy pond pine (Pinus serotina) savannas like the one shown below. […]

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Spoonbill Mania

The rash of unexpected Roseate Spoonbill sightings this summer has been a treat for birders up and down the east coast.  While northward movement of juveniles during post-breeding dispersal is known for the species, the numbers of birds involved and the extent of the northward movement this season is impressive.

According to the Birds […]

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Knocking Out Knapweed

Another July has come and gone, but not all of the fireworks are over.  The striking pink display of spotted knapweed, Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos, is still going strong in rangelands and old fields and along highways and railroad grades across the country.  Native to Europe, spotted knapweed was introduced accidentally to North America […]

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A Mushroom Moment

Pinwheel Marasmius, Marasmius rotula, (c) Matthew Sarver 2009

“It’s marvelous though when we’re surprised by coincidences of light or sound in our presence – that’s one of the beautiful things about hunting mushrooms is that they’re, they grow up and they’re fresh at just a particular moment and our lives are actually characterized […]

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