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Australian Geographic Lord Howe Island citizen science insect expedition (part 3)

Day 4 After breakfast, we were boated over to North Bay, a place I’d somehow missed on my last trips. Ranger Darcie Bellanto is overseeing an unfunded project to count sooty tern nests, so we leant her our people power. … Continue reading

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Australian Geographic Lord Howe Island citizen science insect expedition (part 2)

Day 3 It rained heavily but briefly in the night, but the day was another glorious fine and sunny one. Bryan Lessard took a group up the Goat House to place malaise traps for catching passing insects over the next … Continue reading

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Australian Geographic Lord Howe Island citizen science insect expedition (part 1)

To paraphrase Orson Welles, I don’t know much about insects, but I know what I like. If I knew more, I suspect I would like them even more. Both massively useful and massively destructive, they fascinate me with their different … Continue reading

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Lichen larva

Here’s another photo from deepest, darkest Ashby, near Maclean. Peter asked me to ID this strange leafy thing (all the photos of the lichen monster below are Peter’s). I initially thought it might be some sort of lichen fruiting body, … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous moths and mushrooms

Wandering and/or bashing along bush tracks, we often saw life forms of various persuasions. Moths, for example …   … and mushrooms. I took most of the following photos in the Tarkine, a cool temperate rainforest. The others were in … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the lepidopteran kind

Down Copmanhurst way, about two and a half hours’ drive south of me, it’s a very different environment to the subtropics where I live. The soil on Mazza’s property is virtually sand although it’s a long way from the coast. … Continue reading

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Mothless in moth week

The last full week of July every year is National Moth Week in the US. If you live in the US, you can participate in various activities to up your moth appreciation index and contribute data to various moth projects. … Continue reading

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