I had a surreal conversation with my (conservative) uncle this Christmas. It went a little like this: Me: A study in Germany this year showed a large decline in insect biomass…75% over the past thirty years or so (Hallmann et al 2017, open access). We call it the “windscreen effect“, where when you used to […]
Over Christmas, I visited the US and traveled around to see a few friends and family members. Here are some of the photos I liked from that trip! Queen Anne’s Lace in winter Juvenile Red tail American football Tyson! Sometimes I like to let my niece play with my camera…this is a beautiful selfie she […]
I shared (nervously) my camera with my seven year old cousin and my ten year old niece this holiday and it was actually a great opportunity to spend time with them and also to see my family through their eyes. I wanted to share some of these photos with you (even though they are technically […]
This post covers some personal topics, so feel free to skip it and come back later when I’m writing about bees! Here’s a Beatles song that’s stuck in my head for your trouble: A friend of mine recently committed suicide. I’m still grappling with that concept…I feel like I want to write about it somewhere, […]
This week, an old friend contacted me that a mutual friend, his grandfather (whom he calls Jadek in the traditional Polish fashion) was in the hospital. His Jadek and I had only met a few times, but I loved him…as my old friend says, he never did meet a stranger in his whole life. The […]
Some portraits of my cousin’s puppies.
I was visiting my family a few weeks ago and staying with my aunt and uncle and their adorable almost-two-year-old, little River. River is at the stage where she is learning to talk and she handily repeats everything that is said to her (my subtle influence, “I love trees!” and she obediently responds “I love […]