Assorted Kenyan insects (and a millipede)

I didn’t have much time for insect photography in Kenya (unfortunately), but here are some of the random photos I did get. Also, millipedes are not insects, but they are arthropods. *shrug* (PS I already shared the Cerambycids) I get you hooked with the Lepidoptera first Now for some bees…I had been searching for this […]

A break from graphs with giraffes!

Seriously, though. I’ve been making too many graphs. I’d much rather be watching giraffes. These guys are really so much fun to watch (spot the oxpecker) This is the biggest giraffe I saw…it was huge! They have an awkward beauty about them I should add smug giraffes to my smug lizards calendar (even though they’re […]

Save the Elephants!

Even though I’m a total bug nerd, I had the opportunity to be part of something that felt big and important when I was in Kenya (believe me, I think bee conservation is big and important too, but it’s not the pressing issue in Kenya). Classic conservation programs surround charismatic megafauna like elephants and pandas, […]

An even littler, more adorable chameleon

I found this baby chameleon in Nairobi (again at the Wildebeest Camp) when I was out at night looking for frogs! So CUTE! Soooo sleepy…(sorry these photos aren’t better, guess I was sleepy too) Sleepy chameleon My friend Paola for scale…teeny chameleon! Love the little stubby nose There’s an unusual perspective for you

This adorable little chameleon

Please watch this video of true facts about chameleons (parental advisory warning): Did you know that a lot of Kenyans think chameleons are poisonous (or maybe venomous hard to tell)? I was shocked because my Kenyan friends were shocked when I dove at the ground to pick up this chameleon that was sprinting (I know, […]

Where in the world is SOIMF?

I’ve moved to a new place and a new job!  See if you can guess where I am based on this photographic journey of my first week.  Ten imaginary internet points for the country and 100 imaginary internet points for the city! Obligatory cute animal There’s a clue if you know your bees! Rainbow Sorry […]