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Float On, Jellyfish

The local science writers’ group organizes a lot of cool events. Last weekend some of us spent a morning in Baltimore, checking out the jellyfish exhibit at the National Aquarium and touring a NOAA ship. I might write about the … Continue reading

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Bug on my Bridge

Last night I was out for a walk and came across this impressive spider. It was on the side of a footbridge across the SaĆ“ne river in Lyon, France. As I walked along, I saw more and more–dozens, probably. Many … Continue reading

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The Cherry Trees Bloomed!

It’s been a long winter in Washington. Yesterday for The Last Word on Nothing I wrote about waiting for the famous Washington cherry blossoms to reach peak bloom. This wait ended today, which makes the piece a little poorly timed, … Continue reading

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Bug on my Friend’s Screen Door

Living in the city, I get very little exposure to one of summer’s great delights: Fireflies. Fortunately, I have friends with houses in the suburbs. In addition to fireflies, this particular house offers such suburban amenities as frolicking bunnies, a … Continue reading

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Bug on a Window at Work

Yesterday I went out with a video crew to report a story on [redacted] for [redacted]. (Details when the story is out.) This delightful collection of bugs was on a window in a scientist’s lab. That’s not a window to … Continue reading

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Bug in my Compost

Today I put some dead flowers in the compost–I was so happy to get flowers, I couldn’t let them go until they were pretty dead–and as I was dismantling them, I noticed an inchworm on the face of a wilting … Continue reading

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Most Disappointing Bug on my Window Ever

I was all excited when a bug landed on my window the other day–I paused the DVD I was watching, jumped up, ran to my desk, found my camera, and rushed to the window. I have a point-and-shoot camera, which … Continue reading

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Bug on my Window

We had a beautiful day here in Washington, D.C. today. A storm came through last night and wiped away some nasty humidity; today it was in the 70s and breezy. I invented errands at the hardware store and the coop … Continue reading

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Bug on my Flower

I know, I know. The Bug on my Window series is supposed to be about bugs on windows. I’ve been straying. But it’s my blog and I’ll stray if I want to. Earlier this month I spent six days walking … Continue reading

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Airport Polar Bear

After my wolverine posts, I’m considering a new series on taxidermy in transportation buildings. This polar bear welcomes visitors to Longyearbyen, the main settlement on Svalbard, in the Norwegian High Arctic. So in addition to “walking on belt is prohibited” … Continue reading

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