Condor Cam: The Egg Has Pipped!

Condor Cam: The Egg Has Pipped!

The big hatch day is quickly approaching, and our devoted California condor parents, Sisquoc and Shatash, have been patiently caring for and incubating their egg. Well, actually, they’ve been caring[…..]

Bugs Galore!

Bugs Galore!

We started by collecting arthropods using pitfall traps and pan traps. This was done in mid-June. The traps had to stay open for exactly 24 hours. Unfortunately, we had issues with animal and human interference with our traps…   read more

Bug Safari—Time to Get Outside!

Bug Safari—Time to Get Outside!

My daughter woke me up early on Sunday. The sun was barely up, and I heard her whisper in my ear: “Bug safari time, Mom. Let’s go flip some rocks.”   read more

Pondering the Mosquito: Malaria Fever Thoughts

Pondering the Mosquito: Malaria Fever Thoughts

I welcomed the New Year with a case of malaria, a direct result of spending weeks at a time in small Amazonian villages where Anopheles mosquitoes and the malaria they carry are a fact of life.   read more

Beware of Crunchy Figs!

Beware of Crunchy Figs!

“I would really like to do a couple of shots of a fig cut in half with the fig wasps still inside. I have the figs needed for the shots. And, if you have never seen inside a fig, with the fig wasps, it is a very incredible thing to look at!”   read more