Category Archives: Alberta

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Moth Night

On the 26 July this year I participated in a National Moth Week event at the Devonian Botanic Garden just a short drive west of Edmonton… It was a magical event, with participants of all […]

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Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013

The Edmonton Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013 is now online! Additional details and requirements for each course will be posted soon, but don’t delay registering for the course you want.

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Our ‘pavement ants’…

The most common ant in our Edmonton, Alberta garden is a black field ant which manages to make nests in various areas, usually in conjunction with pavement. (The commonly known pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, does not […]

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The Return of the Week on Sunday

Summer is beginning to burn-out into Fall, the nights are becoming pleasantly cool, and Splendour Awaits will change with the seasons and return to The Week on Sunday. ♦ Spiders in the News? Nora Bryan spins […]

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The Week on Sunday #29

Sorry I missed The Week on Sunday last week, I was holding a macro workshop that day. Here’s this week’s collection with some old links that are still well worth sharing. ♦ First, a free e-book: Dr […]

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Black Megachile

Still not fully identified at Bugguide, this leaf-cutting bee was bathing in hawkweed (Hieracium sp.) pollen, something it is well-evolved to do. The major pollen-gathering site on Megachile species is under the length of the abdomen and called the ‘scopa‘. […]

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The Alberta Butterfly “Big Year” Contest for 2013

The Alberta Lepidopterists’ Guild and eButterfly are launching a contest for all Alberta butterfly enthusiasts!  

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The Week on Sunday #24 (not for Arachnophobes)

♦  Kicking off this week with a NG documentary in praise of spiders… ♦ As the video says, finding new species of spider is really not a rare event, but this article at Wired Magazine brought to my […]

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