I went out recently to Mill Brook Preserve looking for insects to photograph. Unfortunately, aside from biting bugs and other pests, insects are getting harder to find. I only found two, shown below. This is due in major part to climate change, though habitat loss and pesticide use are secondary factors. The sixth extinction includes the insect apocalypse. You don’t believe me? Read more here.
However, given that southern Maine has set a new record for the rainiest July, mushrooms abounded. You can find some cool photos at Mushroomarama.
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2 thoughts on “Insectorama: Season 3”
We’ve got plenty of mosquitoes who will get up as close to you as possible – that’s how eager they are to have their pictures taken…
No, they’re out for blood!