Fire Ants

Fire Ants

Solinopsis Invicta   1. A Speck finds its mate in a thin cirrus of other specks four hundred feet above the earth.   Afterwards, the female tears off her wings.   Kick a mound and specks startle in all directions like handfuls of tiny lights.   2. The Beauty of Ants...
The Great Peacock

The Great Peacock

In the 19th century, Henri Fabre tried to discover the mechanism by which           peacock moths, who live only two days, attract mates. He died, not knowing. She wears dark-red velvet with an ermine collar. A purple, white, and chestnut eye adorns the skirt of each...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Mason Bee Mason bees, who belong to the genus Osmia, do not live in colonies but solitarily. Some subspecies have unusual habits, such as lining their nest cavities with flower petals.   Like a religious you stack your eggs into reeds and seal each chamber with a...