Category Archives: History

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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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Caragana Blister Beetle

I found these oil beetles in the North Saskatchewan River valley in Edmonton on the 24 May. They were aggregating in a grassy area not far from Siberian Pea Shrub bushes (Caragana arborescens) which are the […]

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Genesis

I entered  photography in the 1970’s while living in South Africa. Just a teen, I was lucky to receive as my first camera an old Exa (version 4, manufactured between 1956 and 1959) that my […]

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It began with beetles…

An excellent documentary on Darwin by Tim Cockerill and Sander Loite, “…produced in the summer of 2013 as part of the MSc in Science Media Production at Imperial College, London.” Features views of part of Darwin’s […]

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Golden Dragon(fly) Warrior

I made this short video vignette of a display featured in: Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The display at the entrance to the gallery was a suit of Edo-period (Tokugawa Era) Samurai […]

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The Week on Sunday #22

This Week on Sunday I am adding an call for submissions: if you have (or know about) a bug related (non-commercial) article or photograph to share, or a post that you think deserves more attention, […]

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Free eBooks by Jean-Henri Fabre.

I was only about 12 years old when I first heard about Jean-Henri Fabre, while reading about Gerald Durrell‘s childhood in the book Birds, Beasts and Relatives. Gerald’s brother Lawrence, recognising his interest in bugs, gave him a […]

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Spring Dreaming

Still battling inertia in 2013… Like others I am going through a bout of the doldrums now. While I always look forward to winter to catch up with the many tasks I ignore in the warmer months, […]

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