Perfect planning. Except it wasn’t planned. On the last day of a two-day advanced workshop on "The...
Filming the swarm
Swarming in a Tree
Close-up of bee swarm
Smoking the Bees
They're good soldiers, those soldier beetles. Members of the family Cantharidae, they are beneficial insects that eat other insects, especially aphids and caterpillars--but just about any...
Eating an aphid
AphId in Flight
Ladybugs eat lots of aphids. Did we say lots of aphids? Lots of aphids. They have no portion control. If you watch closely, you'll see them gobble aphids like theater-goers devour...
Aphid on a ladybug
It wasn't the Battle of the Sexes. It was the Battle of the Males. I spotted two male carpenter bees buzzing loudly over the salvia (sage) in our back yard Saturday morning. Each was lying in...
Ol' Blue Eyes
Ol' Green Eyes
Who hates termites? Raise your hands. Those dratted termites damage our homes, decks, furniture, fence posts and other...
Walking the Line