Tag Archives: Circus of the Spineless

Critters, and berries, and trees! (Oh, my!)

Several of my favorite blog carnivals have posted new issues this week – should make for some good reading over the weekend. If you’ve not yet had the chance to explore these carnivals, they are a nice way to find … Continue reading

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CotS #50 – the Mantis Shrimp Edition

Circus of the Spineless turns 50 (issues) this month, and this special edition is hosted by Mike Bok at Arthropoda.  This is Mike’s first blog carnival hosting gig, but there is nothing rookie about his presentation – the 19 submissions … Continue reading

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March Carnivalia

It’s a new month, and that means a new crop of blog carnival issues. I have my favorites that I follow, and since I’m not hosting anything this month (for once!) I thought I’d give you my take on these … Continue reading

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Circus of the Spineless #47

When I started participating in blog carnivals last year, Circus of the Spineless was – for me – the pinnacle of blog carnivals.  I wanted to take my shot at hosting this venerable celebration of creepy crawlies, and even though the … Continue reading

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Triple Quiz

Entomology Quiz: Name the beetle. Botany Quiz: Name the plant. History Quiz: Name the location (yes, attentive readers will be able to deduce this). While you ponder these questions, please make note of two upcoming blog carnivals: Circus of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Matinée: Buzzed Creep Cockroaches

Credit goes to dreptungeek from Romania for finding this. In other news, the New Year has brought with it a plethora of natural history-focused blog carnivals, including several of my favorites: Circus of the Spineless #46 is up at Kate’s Adventures … Continue reading

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CotS #45

Circus of the Spineless #45 is up. Go to Greg Laden’s Blog and read about scale insects, exotic pests, spiders, more spiders, more more spiders, millipedes, more more more spiders, the world’s most astoundingly beautiful lacewing (one of the Iberian spoonwings), … Continue reading

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Do you know what time it is?

I’ll give you a few hints: It’s fall. I haven’t collected bugs for a few weeks. A new crop of tiger beetles has emerged from their burrows. What time is it? IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL FALL TIGER BEETLE TRIP! … Continue reading

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