Two cool Kenyan long horned beetles

These two huge long horned beetles caught my attention in Kenya but I couldn’t identify them (no key to use). So if you know, comment below! I was trying to pose this guy with various sized sampling tubes for scale but he would not cooperate haha…gotta love that leopard print though! The long horned beetles […]

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, […]

Some other cool Costa Rican insects

Everything else gets lumped together haha…as always, corrections/additions to my identifications are welcome! This guy was able to hover with amazing stability. Zzzzz syrphid sleeping in a flower early in the morning. A super cool beetle I found in Campanario’s lowland rainforest Radical leafhopper* Big ant…bulllettt…ant…?? I did not approach it to find out Awesome […]

Some Costa Rican Snakes

Why have I not yet posted about the gorgeous snakes I saw in Costa Rica? Oh right, because there were so many other amazing things to also write about. It was a surprisingly bad year for snakes…I only saw four during the entire trip. But they were beautiful anyway. I ❤ snakes! Blunt-headed Tree Snake […]

Cellophane bee nests

I’ve posted about the Cellophane bees before. Photographing the first Cellophane bees (Colletes inaequalis) to emerge in spring has become one of my favourite end-of-winter traditions. They nest in the ground (like the squash bees, the Agapostemon bees, and most other solitary bee species), so you can dig to get to the nest cell. This […]