Archives for July, 2009

Blogging will resume in August

I will be spending the remainder of July in Arizona without regular internet access.  It is monsoon season in the desert and the insects are at peak activity, so the hiatus now means better photoblogging later. In the meantime, here’s one of our local Polyergus:

Wanted: fire ant stories

The folks at the wildlife film company Ammonite are gearing up to do a documentary about ants and are looking for a few good stories about fire ants.  Here’s the announcement: We are looking at is the growing success of the non-native (Exotic) Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). We’d like to hear from people who live,…

Yes, I’m still here.

No, I haven’t forgotten you all. We’re still busy moving to the new house. Blogging will remain slow until we get the internet connected, and given the way that AT&T has managed to botch just about everything else so far I don’t know if that will happen any time soon.  (There’s really nothing like the…

Big changes afoot for Sasquatch

For those of you dallying around about how seriously to take the threat of climate change, here’s something for you.  If we don’t cease our emissions of greenhouse gases pronto, Bigfoot will invade Arizona and Utah.  I’m serious.

The essence of leaf litter ants

A while back, Mike Kaspari asked me if I might be able to produce an image that really captures the essence of the leaf litter ant fauna*.  A conceptual shot that would be useful for presentations and the like.  It wasn’t immediately clear how to do this, as the leaf litter is a dark, dark…