Tag Archives: University of Alberta

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Upcoming Macro Photography Events 2013

Here are some of the upcoming public events that I will be participating in this summer: 21 July Outdoor art exhibit and sale: Rooted II. Perspectives in the Natural World at the University of Alberta Devonian […]

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Edmonton Bug Talks for February…

Thanks to Dr.Felix Sperling at the U of A for accumulating all the upcoming bug talks that will take place in the next few weeks. It all starts Wednesday evening!   February 13 2013;   7 […]

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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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Extinct Moth Comes to Alberta

An extinct moth, Urania sloanus has recently been purchased by a biologist at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus: “When developmental biologist Tom Terzin discovered the mint-condition, extinct Urania sloanus on an eBay auction, both his academic interest and his […]

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Rooted: Perspectives on the Natural World

Note (3 July) : This show was cancelled due to rain. It is being rescheduled for the 22 of July, and, unfortunately I will not be able to attend at that time. See you in 2013? A […]

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What’s Eating Your Delphiniums?

(This is a modified article from my now defunct blog, Gardening Zone 3b) Beginning in the first week of May, our new up-and-coming delphiniums, larkspur and monkshood plants are subject to infestation by the larva of Polychrysia esmeralda, the leaf-tier […]

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A Velvet Mite

I was camping at the The Narrows Provincial Recreation Area in Alberta when I found this mite. It was under the bark of a fallen aspen tree – a bright-red eye-catcher among the decaying duff […]

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Black-with-a-little-red-bit-in-the-middle Ant

If I were to use Ted MacRae’s new Revised Key to Formicidae of North America, this could be a hybrid between Formica meganigra (big black ant) and Formica rubra (red ant). Note the black head […]

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