Category Archives: Invaluable Invertebrates

Late Summer Pleasures–On the Order of Odonata

In late summer, early fall, the air over our pond resembles Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  The dragonflies, damselflies and skimmers–all of the insect order Odonata, maneuver deftly over the water.  Some 430 species of Odonata are found in the US and … Continue reading

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Tracking the Woollybear at Theler Wetlands

This is a lovely time of year to get out for a hike.  On Saturday, we took some friends visiting from California out to the Theler Wetlands trails at the head of Hood Canal.  We enjoyed patches of warm sunshine … Continue reading

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Great Books on Snails & Slugs–Perennial Bookworm

The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane, David George Gordon, 2010.  Sasquatch Books, 176 pages, 8.5” x 5.5”, $14.95 (paper).  If you don’t know the first thing about snails or slugs—this should be your … Continue reading

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Meet My Mollusks

I find it amazing how one can go through life without ever noticing something, then once you learn about it, you see it everywhere.  Kinda like buying a new car and then realizing just how many of that model are … Continue reading

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Earthworm Observations–Invaluable Invertebrates

Last weekend was comparatively warm and despite rain showers, I took the opportunity to get out and clean up debris tossed about by the storms we’ve seen this winter.  I wasn’t the only one about, and I found myself leaning … Continue reading

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