Monthly Archives: August 2011

Different Baits – Different Mosquitoes

As mentioned earlier on this blog, I am hosting a DC West Nile Monitoring mosquito trap on the museum grounds.  An observation of the trap was recently confirmed by the DC workers charged with collecting the mosquitoes – their traps … Continue reading

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Toy?

Found in the woods nearby, a neighborhood boy brought this to the museum.   I am unsure if this is the real thing or a toy.  It’s the size of a toy cap gun but is very heavy.  Guns are certainly … Continue reading

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Freak Caterpillar

I’ve never recoiled from a caterpillar until today.  I found this guy mowing my lawn.  A simple google search “giant caterpillar”  suggests this is a Hickory Horned Devil.  A blogger posted a similar one here.

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Back

After a summer hiatus, I have returned to the Prehistoric Punch blog.  Advice for anyone out there (in the unlikely chance of reading this), check out this essay. To come in future entries – more archeo discoveries and an environmental … Continue reading

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