Category Archive: Other Insects

Singing Insects 8/9/14

Today I heard four species of singing insects. The first, the Davis’ Southeastern Dog-day Cicada, I recorded singing in my backyard. This species gives a sound like a “buzz saw” increasing slowly and… Continue reading

Common True Katydid 8/3/14

Tonight I recorded some Common True Katydids singing in my neighborhood. They are some of the most noticeable and numerous insects on a summer night in my area. Below is a youtube video… Continue reading

Little Tybee Island 7/17/14

I birded Little Tybee Island with Captain Rene Heidt. We wove through various hammocks in the boat and found some interesting birds on the beach of Little Tybee – Black and Least Terns;… Continue reading

Slickrock Creek 4/20/14

This morning, my family and I went on a walk led by two naturalists at the Snowbird Mountain Lodge in North Carolina while we are away for Easter break. The walk took place… Continue reading

Cochran Shoals 9/15/13

Yesterday, my father and I went on the Atlanta Audubon Society field trip at Cochran Shoals to see some warblers. We got about 10 species of warblers, and I got two lifers! I… Continue reading

Kennesaw Mountain 9/7/13

Today I went to Kennesaw Mountain to see if any warblers or other cool fall migrants were about. The day was overall slow and quiet, although I did see a Red-eyed Vireo, an… Continue reading

Sewanee Field Adventure Part 5: Cool Caving (100th Post!!!)

The second Monday morning of the camp, the group went caving with the cave biology professor. We learned about the difference between troglobionts – organisms that spend their whole lives in caves, and… Continue reading

Two-lined Froghopper

Forming the superfamily Cercopoidea, Froghoppers are tiny insects that have made their mark with the saliva-like substance left by nymphs that stick to plants. This substance earned the nymph form the name “Spittlebug.”… Continue reading

Stars of the Forest

Diurnal creatures with poor eyesight in the dark but with a knack for staying up late, humans attempt to defy night with electrical lights. As a consequence, we hardly ever experience nature’s complete… Continue reading

Cochran Shoals 5/25/13

A couple of days ago, my father and I took our dog to Cochran Shoals in the afternoon to see what we could find. While we only saw 15 species of birds, I… Continue reading