Insects & Arachnids

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

From the Editor’s Quill, August 2022: Contests

This issue was fun to compile, but a lot of work. Three contests finished May 31, and reviewing the submissions took a lot of time. These pages are full, yet we still have more of your stories to...

Which Bug Bites?

Which Bug Bites?

Water Workshop 1st Place Caddisfly larva. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Beep, beep, beep. At 5:00 in the morning, the persistent beeping of the alarm clock awakened me from a deep sleep. Oh, yes! I...

Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Meadow fritillaries and Queen Anne's lace. Photo © Steven Russell Smith. If you are like me, butterflies were the inspiration and springboard for your pursuit of serious photography. Through the...

Flying Dragons?

Flying Dragons?

Common Blue Damselfly. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. “What is that fluttering bug?” Kimberly asked.“That's a damselfly,” I answered. “Let's follow it to see if it will land in the sun. They are iridescent...

Of Bolides and Birds

Of Bolides and Birds

Bolide with Tau Herculid meteor shower and fireflies. Photo © Cheryl Shank. I didn’t know birds talk in their sleep, but they surely must. About 12:30 a.m. an Ovenbird began to talk. Before long, a...

Covers, July 2022

Covers, July 2022

Green and black poison dart frog. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Photo © Randy Bottcher