If you’re out on a nature walk today, keep your eyes peeled for snow flies. These are essentially wingless crane flies loaded with antifreeze. This one is a male Chionea scita, I believe. Not much is known about these insects, although there … Continue reading
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Should be near 60 °F today, so wanted to post a wintry photograph before it’s terribly out of season. From a local horse farm.
Photograph of Eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) covered with snow. I didn’t confirm with a thermometer, but these are famous for heating themselves up, maintaining 35 °C (95 °F) internal temperature even when outside air is below freezing. Heat helps … Continue reading