Insects & Arachnids

Covers, September 2022

Covers, September 2022

Coppersmith Barbet. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Basset hound and common sailor butterfly. Photo © Dreamstime.com.

A Week by the Creek

A Week by the Creek

Stream and wild lupines. Photo © Dreamstime.com. With a last cautious effort, the sun finally peeked over the eastern horizon. Gaining confidence, it rose fully, flooding the earth with its warmth...

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...