Chris BorkentI am a postdoctoral researcher in entomology at the California State Collection of Arthropods in Sacramento. I am passionate about nature in general and the smaller organisms around us in particular.
That which has gone before
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The eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is an incredibly common sight in our neighbourhood (though often black or reddish rather than grey). My main interaction with them is usually chasing them away from my bird feeder, and trying to keep … Continue reading
There is nothing like the green of new leaves in spring. Every year it get’s me excited about the upcoming summer, as the surrounding landscape changes into a living and breathing environment after the long sleep of winter. And it … Continue reading
Finally last Friday (May 20) the long-awaited spring arrived in force. The most notable sign was the sudden presence of bright colours in the neighbourhood, in the form of spring flowers. Many people’s houses were suddenly surrounded by beds of … Continue reading