Book Review – Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America

Win a copy of Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America – see contest details below. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America Arthur V. Evans Sterling Publishing Company Paperback 497 pages 2007 I’ve been waiting for a rainy evening to review a copy of Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America …

International Rock Flipping Day

Garlic Glass-snail | Oxychilus alliarius (left) and Vallonia sp. (right) Today is International Rock Flipping Day and in celebration I went out into our garden and turned over a few bricks to see what I could find. Despite living in a fairly urban environment our garden has attracted a number of interesting insects, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods, gastropods, arachnids, and birds. …

Zen In the Garden

We’re lucky enough to have a backyard garden despite living close to the center of Courtenay. Not only is our garden a source of food for us, many insects (and other animals) visit as well. I spent some time watching bumble bees and honey bees gathering pollen and nectar but was really fascinated by the work of wasps and hornets …