Robber flies captured my attention over a year ago. They are charismatic, great hunters, and come in such a variety of colors and shapes. I’m sure after reading this post you’ll have a new appreciation for this diverse genus.
Ever wondered about what plants still exist from when dinosaur’s stomped around? I researched a little bit about four Northern California plants I found while living there in the spring of 2021.
The South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park is a truly wonderful place to explore, botanize, and connect with nature. On this first backpacking trip in the park of 2020 we found oodles of flower, insect and mammal life lucky to call this place home. Can’t wait to return!
Ever been curious about moths? Why do they congregate around my porch light? After a year or so of mothing I look into the science, and share our set up of how we attract moths to US!
Looking for bugs on an snowfield? What an odd activity. Well we spent three days in a remote area of Southwest BC searching for insects trapped in the snow. What an adventure it was!
This summer Trevor and I explored some remote provincial parks in British Columbia for a project between BC parks and iNaturalist. The Bridge River Delta Provincial Park was our first iNatting trip, which included blood, sweat, and tears.
A small project to capture all the wildlife around me was successful! I even managed to get a cougar on the cameras! As well as many other great insights into the critters of SW BC.
What are those white fluffy things on alder trees? Unfortunately they aren’t fairies, but these aphids are just as adorable.
When grizzly bears showed up in essentially my backyard, I was elated! After observing them over period of weeks I had some recurring questions that I investigated.