July 13, 2012

  • Heliconius charithonia (Zebra Heliconian). Boca Raton, FL, June 19, 2012.

    The back yard as fieldwork site

    By / July 13, 2012

    I devote a lot of space on this blog to explaining the names of the animals I encounter in my backyard. I do this in part because I think the etymology helps tell us a little something of the character of the animal (or at least of the animal that named it), and in part… Read more

  • July 3, 2012 Full moon

    Thunder Moon: July 3, 2012

    By / July 3, 2012

    July’s full moon is sometimes known as the Thunder Moon. No thunder tonight here in Boca, apart from a few wiseacres testing their squibs for tomorrow’s celebration of Independence Day. But we do have plenty of moisture in the air, robbing my pictures of clarity. Nevertheless, here is this month’s full moon:

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