The Dragonflies of Summer

The Dragonflies of Summer

In my mind, no insect denotes ‘summer’ more than our friend, the dragonfly, who patrols his territory and catches smaller insects for dinner over your favorite swimming hole at the height of the season. The darner family of dragonflies is among the...
In Celebration of Moths

In Celebration of Moths

Let’s learn some fun facts about moths in celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 18-24) and National Moth Week (July 21-28, 2018). Moths don’t get the respect and attention they deserve, overshadowed by their more colorful and day-flying relatives,...
Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

Bioluminescent Footprints, Oh My!

A Glow in the Dark Sea Creature Next time an evening stroll takes you to the seashore, your wet footprints may surprise you by glowing in the dark! Though many marine organisms have the ability to glow, called bioluminescence, it’s likely that the single-celled...
The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

In honor of World Oceans Day, I’d like to share some fascinating biology facts, as well as conservation issues surrounding the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin Tuna Conservation Challenges There are 3 species of Bluefin Tuna including the Atlantic, Southern, and...

Happy Love A Tree Day!

May 16th is designated as Love A Tree Day! How are you celebrating it? I’m sharing a few images of favorite trees I’ve met in my travels to Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Borneo, Sicily and the Pacific...
World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

Events and Online Resources for Learning about Migratory Birds In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Christine will be teaching free bird sketching workshops at the 40th Annual  Silver Falls State Park Birding and Wildflower Festival, located near scenic...