Wildlife Research, Monitoring & Mentoring

Sky Pirates!

Sky Pirates!

There is virtually no end to the list of strange life histories insects have evolved. I came across a good example as I tended a moth sheet (a white sheet illuminated by black-light bulbs, used to attract nocturnal insects) during our Long Point Wildlife Refuge...
Think Like a Fly

Think Like a Fly

To be successful at hunting or fishing, the saying goes, you need to learn to think like your prey. The same is true of insect study: by learning to imagine the world from an insect’s perspective, you greatly increase your chances of finding something...
Deer Bot Fly

Deer Bot Fly

Flies – the order Diptera – are an incredibly diverse group, and they’ve evolved an astonishing array of bizarre life histories. I recently encountered an example of one of the stranger things the world of Diptera has to offer: the bot fly...