This has not been a busy year on my blog, having sometimes gone a month or more without posting anything new. Currently teaching three college classes online from home, and not finding much time to write and post images for the blog. One more week in the semester and Spring has sprung, so that should change. I have a backlog of several dozen photos taken in the last few weeks, so I will soon be posting them along with stories of the experiences I'm having along the way. My overall theme is generally concentrated on flowering plants and their symbiotic relationships with their pollinators. When the mood strikes, I insert philosophical and political comments. Please feel free to share your comments, but please be nice. I try to be.
I have been teaching since 1965 and have recently joined the English Department as an Associate Faculty member at Feather River College. Recently taught Nature Literature in America and am currently teaching Interpersonal Communication and Basic Reading and Writing.
On the California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)along my driveway, the seasonal arrival of the
Oak Treehoppers (Platycotus vittata) is underway. A few clusters of these cute little bugs have appeared on just two branches of the 30 or so I inspected. Over the next few weeks, thousands more will appear, and I will try to improve my photo archive and share more of their natural history. Click on the photos for closer views. I wonder fi that white one is an albino, or just a stage I haven't noticed before.