Tag Archives: John Acorn


Red Leaf Beetles

Found these two red leaf beetles (possibly Tricholochmaea cavicollis) enjoying the view on the fringes of the pine sandhills at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton.  A natural history fail on my part, I did not […]

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eButterfly — You don’t have to know the species.

Don’t know the species of the butterfly you’ve seen, but would like to submit to eButterfly? No problem! This video with John Acorn, Zac MacDonald and Felix Sperling explains how you can still submit your observations.

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eButterfly how-to by John Acorn

I had the pleasure of meeting John the day he was filming this at the Devonian Botanical Garden. Great introduction to eButterfly, and an embarrassing reminder that I haven’t actually used the site for over […]

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The Week on Sunday #39

♦ This Week on Sunday I want to open up with this amazing photograph. Not just a great photograph of an ant, this is a great photo of a model of an ant! Unfortunately they are […]

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Will you be at the Bug Jamboree?

Hey! This bug-centric type of event does not happen often enough in Alberta… The Ellis Bird Farm is holding a Bug Jamboree this Saturday! From the website: Bring the bugsters in your family to the […]

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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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The Week on Sunday 17

13 January, 2013 and another edition of The Week on Sunday. ♦ Opening today with this video from John Acorn, who makes us yearn for warmer days… ♦ If you like parasites, this has been a good week […]

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JAM 2012 Photo Competition: Canadian Arthropods

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta and the Entomological Society of Canada will be hosted right here in Edmonton, November 3-7, 2012 . All participants of JAM 2012 are eligible to participate in the […]

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