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Category Archives: Call me Segmented: Arthropoda & Insecta
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
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
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
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