Category Archives: Summer

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Zephyrs in the Park

I spent part of my summer in Goldbar Park in Edmonton, standing at the face of a tall earthen bank, photographing and video recording the life of the many insects that made their appearance there. […]

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What I did last summer

Last summer was not very productive in regards to the diversity of bugs photographed, partly because I spent a lot of my free time visiting Edmonton’s Goldbar Park. Thanks to a tip from Gary Anweiler, […]

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Take-off

Posts will be infrequent and short as I work on other projects. So, in case you missed it before, this Dogbane leaf beetle — tired of posing — lifts its elytra and unfolds the flight […]

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Workshop: Macro Photography in the Garden

Still a couple of spots left in the Macro Photography in the Garden Workshop at the Ellis Bird Farm.– Saturday, beginning at 9 AM! Registration information below…   To register for workshops or for more information, email or phone Ellis […]

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Keep that big green stinkbug at arm’s length

A quick macro photography tip: when your subject is slow and compliant, and when regulations and common sense allow you to pull a branch, side shoot or flower stem from a plant (in your garden, […]

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Rooted in Nature

Rooted III: Perspectives on the Natural World is on this Sunday, July 19, 10 am – 4 pm. I’ll be there with other artists displaying our views of nature. Drop by for a chat if you […]

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Why an Iridescent Beetle?

On first glance, the Dogbane Leaf Beetle is a stunning metallic blue-green, that clearly stands out on the light-green Dogbane leaves it feeds on. However, when you look closer, you can see the highlights of […]

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Birch Leaf Miner

As a lapsed horticulturist, I am well aware of the leaf miners and the damage they can do to trees. I see the symptoms of them often on my nature wanderings or when working in the […]

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