Category Archives: Call me Segmented: Arthropoda & Insecta

Join me in Celebrating National Pollinator Week

The US Department of Agriculture has declared June 20-26th, 2011 National Pollinator Week.  This is the 5th annual pollinator week and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, wants us all to recognize that pollinators like bats, insects and birds are important partners … Continue reading

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Insectopedia–Perennial Bookworm

Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles, 2010.  Pantheon Books, 465 pages, 9.44” x 6.36”, $29.95 (hardcover). This ia a thought provoking read that will appeal to those who like to delve into mankind’s attitude toward the natural world.  Formatted unusually into small sections titled … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Insects! The Farmhouse Gallery

Anyone who is fascinated with insects will find Sean Goddard’s sculptures amazingly beautiful.  His larger than life insects are made with solder, stained glass and copper, yet appear flesh and blood, ready to take flight.  Sean works intently to make … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Dragonflies and Damsels in Distress

Insects and other arthropods like spiders and centipedes seem so a part of our gardens, that often, unless they are nibbling our chard or otherwise causing a nuisance, we don’t even notice them.  In the cool of autumn arthropods become … Continue reading

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Plant One for the Bees! Call me Segmented

  Fall is upon us and it’s my favorite time to hit the nurseries–and not just because it’s the best season to plant from a horticultural perspective.  How badly the pink Oriental lily clashed with the orange Gaillardia is still … Continue reading

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