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Circus of the Spineless 48: Cabinet of Curiosity

Welcome to the 48th edition of Circus of the Spineless, a blog carnival dedicated to insects, arachnids, molluscs, crustaceans, worms and most anything else that wiggles, crawls or flutters! As the Circus nears the half-century mark, I feel privileged to be hosting for the first time. As always, I’ve learned a lot from this month’s excellent submissions, and I hope you will too. I’m sure you’ll agree that nothing compares to invertebrates when it comes to stimulating curiosity and interest in the natural world. So without further ado, here are the posts, each introduced by a quote or image that I dusted off from the cabinet of scientific curiosity. Enjoy! […]

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Naturalist's Library: Bright Wings

Earlier this winter, I received a copy of a new anthology of bird verse called Bright Wings: an Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds.

Published by Columbia University Press, the book is edited by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins and features the paintings of well-known illustrator David Sibley.  The compact, duodecimo volume (about […]

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Out of Hibernation!

Today I want to share with you a fascinating story from Science Daily on how the invasive reed Phragmites australis manages to suppress other wetland plants by taking advantage of the biochemical activities of native plant roots and native microbes in the soil. […]

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