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For all the future Entomologists out there…
March 4, 2010 · 13 Comments

We recently got an e-mail from a young man named Derek. Derek is 13 years old and came across our video “Meet the Entomologists of the Cockrell Butterfly Center” on YouTube.  He is interested in becoming an Entomologist and must have been intrigued by what he saw. He had some questions for me about my […]

I Heart Pollinators!
July 6, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: WTL photos For those of you who didn’t know (guilty!) last week, June 22-28th was officially pollinator week! I will need to mark my calendar in the future because pollinators are animals that we would have a tough time getting along without. The best known are, of course, bees and butterflies – but […]

Poisoning Pesky Pests
April 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

 © Photo credit: Gerald Yuvallos April showers bring flowers – and mosquitoes!!!  The one good thing about our prolonged dry spell is that we have had almost no mosquitoes for months…but that is about to change.  Truly, mosquitoes are some of the most pestilential insects on this earth – not only is their bite unpleasant, […]

Your Friend: The Roach
January 9, 2009 · 2 Comments

Often dogs are credited as “man’s best friend,” but I beg to differ.  I offer you instead the humble roach.  The usually and immediate reaction to the word “roach” (or the actual specimen) is disgust and panic.  I will fully admit that I don’t love them in our garage and that they give me the […]



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