Category Archives: Entomological Society of Canada


Diversion ahead…What’s going on?

Some may have noticed that there have been a few changes around this blog recently. Here’s what’s happening: My time blogging  at Splendour Awaits (previously ‘The Bugwhisperer’) and the many bug photography field trips that […]

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Jumping Spider Melodies — Dr. Wayne Maddison

Well, it is finally here. In November of  2012, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta kicked off with a great plenary symposium on Arthropod Biodiversity. […]

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Orchids, whiteflies and an impostor…

One of the fringe benefits of running the ESC/ESAB JAM 2012 photo competition was getting a glimpse into what other people where interested in. One of the most unusual images we received was submitted by […]

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JAM 2012 Photography Competition – Honorable Mentions

At any photo contest, judges have to determine the best photograph from a very deserving pool of photos. Decisions, while meaning to be objective, will always be tinged with the personal experiences of the individual judges, and if the judges […]

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JAM 2012 Photography Contest Winners!

On Tuesday night the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta (ESAB) and the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) had their banquet. The awards for the JAM 2012 Photography Contest were presented, and […]

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Scholars Studying Insects

While I doubt that the surroundings at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel will be quite as stimulating as in the above image, I am very much looking forward to observing and learning about insects at the gathering of Canadian entomologists that is taking place […]

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Only 10 hours to enter the JAM 2012 Photo Competition!

The deadline for submissions to the JAM 2012 Photography Contest is 11:59 MST tonight! (October 30). All participants¹ are eligible to enter, so why not submit your favourite photos now? The theme is Canadian Arthropods, and there are four categories open for […]

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Two Weeks on Sunday

It’s Sunday. A holy day. After another week of frenzied work and frustration, you just want to slow down and get off the out-of-control roller-coaster that is hurtling recklessly down the track that is your life. You feel […]

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