Insects & Arachnids

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

A Glimpse at a Spider’s World

A Glimpse at a Spider’s World

Jumping spider. Photo © Dreamstime.com. It was a pleasant late-summer day. I was helping my sister with the chores. We have a number of animals, so she appreciates help. Having finished my...

Covers, June 2022

Covers, June 2022

Gulf fritillary. Photo © Rodney Peifer. Artwork © Nancy Wagler.