Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Here's a great website for butterfly and moth identification that I had never heard of until I saw it mentioned on MObugs. I'll get it up on my sidebar soon, for future reference.

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Passing Along a Holiday Present

This year, I have been reading the various blogs and tweets of Roger Ebert. He writes eloquently, and I like the way his mind works. He links to all kinds of interesting stuff. It tickles me that he finds animated bug videos to be worth sharing. It was his post last month that alerted me to The Mantis Parable being available on YouTube. Today, he had several little animated bug shorts from a French series called Minuscule. I had never heard of this before. The videos are great fun. I am posting the first one. You can see the rest on Roger Ebert's blog page.

Make sure to turn up your speakers. The sound effects are part of what makes them so funny.



Minuscule website.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lovely jeweled bugs

A few days ago, Jerry and I spent the afternoon wandering through an antique mall. One of the booths had a whole bunch of beautiful rhinestone insect jewelry.

butterflies, dragonfly

beautiful pink dragonfly

grasshopper

I don't wear much jewelry, but if I did, I'd probably wear this kind of stuff. As it is, I had fun just looking at it.