- 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 Spineless – I’ve waited almost a year to host issue #47 of this venerable blog carnival – look for its appearance early next week. Send me your submissions by January 31 if you want to be included in this issue – ossified homeotherms need not apply.
- An Inordinate Fondness – The inaugural issue of this monthly blog carnival devoted to beetles is set to debut in mid-February at the home site. Post submissions are already starting to come in, so don’t miss this chance to be a founding participant. Submissions are due by February 15 – either by email or using this handy BlogCarnival submission form.
I’ve discovered a few more interesting blogs since my last blogroll update – the following are definitely worth a visit:
- Biodiversity in Focus Blog – A new blog by graduate student Morgan Jackson. Amazing photographs of stilt-legged flies (Diptera: Micropezidae).
- BunyipCo – David Rentz writes about entomology from Queensland, Australia, with a focus on orthopteroid insects and the rain forest.
- I Love Insects – Entomology student and insect enthusiast Erika Lenz really loves insects.
- nbell.dk/BLOG – A relatively new blog by a dragonfly/butterfly enthusiast in Denmark.
- Forest Fragments – Just a stone’s throw from my backyard, the staff at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center has begun a blog about their 2,000-acre experiment.
- Exploring the Remnants – A brand new blog from Aaron Brees, who explores Iowa’s natural history. Drop by and give him a jump start.
For those really interested in exploring entomology-related blogs, Anna Miller has provided nice descriptions of her Top 25 Entomology Blogs. Yes, I made the list, as did most of the other usual suspects, but you might find one or two that you didn’t know about.
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