Announcing the Seventeenth Annual Photo Contest

Seventeenth Annual Photo Contest The 17th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2022 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The cover images are intended to represent the breadth of entomology cove red by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insects in forestry, urban or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple…

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Trois niveaux de couplage essentiels pour le langage

Quand on aborde des grands débats comme celui de l’origine du langage ou de son caractère plus ou moins « instinctif », on peut en venir à se poser « la question qui tue », celle qui est encore plus difficile à répondre que la question des origines, mais qui lui est forcément liée : la question du pourquoi. Pourquoi parlons-nous ? Et encore plus largement, pourquoi les individus d’une espèce communiquent-ils, que ce soit par des signaux chimiques, visuels…

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Calochortus, The Coolest Lilies of California?

Callahan’s Mariposa Lily standing nice and tall! This blog meant to go up last week (woops) and I intended it to be slightly shorter, and well that failed. Well now it’s a bit later and I’m still obsessed with Mariposa Lilies, the topic of this week’s blog post.  I started focusing on botany more intensely about two years ago, and only observed four species of the Genus Calochortus until this year. This year alone, from…

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A Desperately Needed Vacation

So, how’s everyone doing out there? Frustrated? Exhausted? Burnt out? Yeah. Me too. I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m so tired – usually after I realize I’ve been staring into the middle distance for an unknown number of minutes while my brain was temporarily out of service. Then I realized that it’s been a really, really busy 18 months over here:  I launched The Boreal Forest.  I planned two book tours – the…

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Right Turn: CCRM celebrates 10 years (and the executives get their groove on!)

CCRM’s first logo, 2011 “There’s a party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years, so bring your good times and your laughter too, we gonna celebrate your party with you.” – Kool & The Gang, Eumir Deodato CSO Dr. Peter Zandstra, second from left, with Dr. Michael May, President and CEO, centre, along with CCRM’s first hires June 14, 2021, is the 10-year anniversary of CCRM’s launch. For those of us…

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Tip of the hat to Alberta Science Fairs

  On June 10th Jeremy Nixon (UCP Calgary-Klein) rose in the Alberta Legislature to deliver a Members' statement on Alberta Youth Science Fairs. The statement was originally planned for last month, but was delayed when the pandemic forced a pause in the Legislature. Mr. Nixon kept it on his radar and when the Legislature resumed​ we were pleased that he was able to offer his support for Alberta's Youth Science Fairs.   Here is the…

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The Hawaiian Monk Seal – June 2021

Let’s give a big Aloha to our new “whale” of the month, the Hawaiian Monk Seal!  In this post, we will dive into their subtropical home and explore these endangered creatures. Foraging through paradise. Photos credit: Doug Perrine What in the Monk? The monk seal gets its common name from the thick fold of skin around its neck, which resembles a monk’s hood. In addition, the seal lives a solitary lifestyle! This differs significantly from…

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2021 Virtual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society June 24 – July 1

The American Arachnological Society is hosting a Virtual Conference Thursday June 24 – Thursday July 1. A Keynote address by Maydianne Andrade will open the meeting on the evening of the 24th. Program highlights include plenary talks by Mercedes Burns, Lauren Esposito, and Ivan Magalhães; oral and poster presentations; and a panel discussion and workshop on actions to dismantle racism and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in arachnology. Abstract submission is now closed, but registration (only 20 USD) for the meeting and…

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