Category Archives: Education

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Scheduled Events for 2016

Please click on links for more information. 9 – 23 July (Saturdays). Nature Photography workshop at MacEwan University. 6 August. Bug Jamboree at the Ellis Bird Farm. 8 August. Macro Photography in the Garden workshop at […]

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The Sting of the Honeybee

A worker bee, when threatened or when protecting the hive, may sting. All worker bees are females, and all have a stinger at the end of the abdomen. This stinger is a modified ovipositor (egg-laying […]

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Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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On the trail of Pero morrisonaria (H. Edwards 1881)

I was going through my images from 2015, looking to dispose of as much excess as possible in order to make space on my hard drive when I came across a few moth images that […]

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Insects by Order: Hemiptera, the ‘True’ Bugs.

It has happened more than once, at some point in a presentation or macro class, that my reference to ‘true bugs’ will trigger a response from someone with words to the effect of, “There are […]

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Last Scheduled Macro Workshop of the Year.

Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography Totaling 11 hours, this course covers all the macro essentials. We meet at the Centre for the Arts and Communication at MacEwan University on Thursday, October 1 for three hours to […]

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Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop

Coming this Saturday, July 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ellis Bird Farm, the first Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop! This day-long workshop is aimed at photographers who have previously taken the […]

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Scarlet Lily Leaf Beetle

  I must confess that spotting this beetle on one of our martagon lilies yesterday gave me a smile and added enough spring to my step that I could have managed the clicking-of-the-heels. This leaf […]

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