One of the great treats of attending scholarly events is the presence of university presses and other academic publishers who – on occasion – will have with them a copy of a highly anticipated forthcoming book for examination. Such was the good luck I had recently at Entomology 2017 with the forthcoming second edition of “Garden Insects of North America” by Whitney Cranshaw and David Shetlar.
Old growth forests are majestic. Deserts are possessed of a stark beauty. Steppes are… well, steppes. Understated in their terrain as well as much of their plant and animal life, steppe lands require a bit of education about them on the part of any visitor who wishes to perceive just what important as well as interesting places they are.
Two things about living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are most certainly true: the “default” weather forecast is always for rain and with precious few exceptions the birds match the color palette of the weather.
Apologies for the interruption in posting. The project upon which I was working is now complete and I am as busy as ever with new endeavours. In fact, one of these will take place this Saturday at the Oregon Garden, where I shall be speaking on the topic of backyard wildlife. Garden Time was kind […]