Rascal the Raider dog enjoying snow

Yes it’s true…I got to hang out with this adorable pup. I know everyone is jealous! Silly pup loves eating snow Serious snow nose I never get tired of these goofy photos of her running A pretty photo of her kingdom RAWR Barrelling through the snow Happy puppy! Attacking the camera person! Playin! Snow nose […]

A five puppy day

Doesn’t get much better than five different puppies to cuddle with in one day! I had the chance to travel around and see some of my favourite canine friends…here are some selected photos from the millions I took. Bella baby Cooper the pooper Chance is an old gentleman Puck the puppy And of course hers […]

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

These paper wasps have been stealing wood fibers from the fences around my plots…it was pretty easy to identify them as the Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris). They’re a bit smaller than the “yellowjackets” I’m used to in the US, giving me the impression that they are cute, though I haven’t been stung yet. 😉 Peeling […]

Derbidae

You’re such a derbid. That’s not actually an insult, but it so sounds like it could be, right? I love it. A grad student in the last lab I worked in introduced me to this cool family of insects, the Derbidae, and I think the name is hilarious (because I’m six years old, apparently). That […]