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22 March 2017

Pocketknife for scale

Geologists often use pocketknives as a sense of scale. Here’s why that may not be such a good idea!

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28 October 2013

Monday macrobug: baby stinkbugs

Here’s a recently hatched clutch of stinkbug eggs seen in September on a houseplant that we let live out on the porch for several months: The cute little bugs there are juvenile brown marmorated stinkbugs.

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10 October 2012

Dinosaur eggs from Devil’s Coulee, on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller

Each one is the size (and shape) of a nice sourdough boule – Because they were in a glass case, I couldn’t get a good sense of scale in the same focal plane.

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1 August 2011

Commonality contest

Here’s a contest for you: tell me what all the following items have in common. Though there are several sub-themes (readily apparent), I’m looking for the one overriding commonality for all the following 105 items: Hi-Lo Inferno The Good Life Country Squire Wildcat Wilderness Challenger Flair Catalina Sport Alpine Coach Designer Carriage Maxum Wildlife Artic Fox Crested Butte Jazz Copper Canyon Adventure Surveyor Navion Sportsmen New Vision Montana Mirada Pleasure …

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