The Monarch Butterfly

September 14th, 2019|

The monarch butterfly (shown above) feeds on black and blue salvia, the most popular flower on the patio. Each spring, adult monarch butterflies head north from Mexico and return in the fall—a journey of 3,000-miles each way and travel as much as 100 miles [...]

Sounds of Summer

August 19th, 2019|

Cicadas typically spend their time in trees making a loud buzzing sound you hear during those hot days of Summer. The males produce a unique sound by using their tymbals, a pair of ribbed membranes in the abdomen, that only attracts other females of [...]

Spined Oak Borer

August 13th, 2019|

This Spined Oak Borer beetle was discovered on the patio railing at night. Apparently these type of beetles that develop under the bark of Oak trees, damaging the wood and possibly killing the tree. If you find these type of beetles in your oak [...]

Macro Photography Workshop

August 8th, 2019|

If you are interested in learning about macro photography and live near Boston, I will be teaching a workshop August 24, 2019 at the Griffin Museum of Photography, located at 67 Shore Road in Winchester. The workshop will focus on the techniques and challenges [...]