It Came From Outer Space!

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now:
In February, I found a some sort of pod attached to a tree branch.  I wasn’t sure what it was exactly, but I knew it wasn’t a natural bloom from the tree.  I cut it off and brought it home with the idea that I [...]

Just Published: Flowers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, a book of flowers!
I found forty of my favorite flower photos and finely fashioned them into this full-color folio. (*whew!*)
Click on the image below to find out more.

Spider Saturday: Portraying Size

One of the difficulties nature photographers have is providing the viewer with a sense of size. Take a photo of a building and the viewer knows how large it is based on their knowledge of the average height of the building’s floors. But take a photo of an insect sitting on a rock and [...]

Mojave National Preserve Trip Report (Part 2)

April 5th, 2009
Part 2 – Where are the insects??
If you missed part one of this two-part report, click here.

Those of you with fine-tuned observational skills might have noticed that the first part of this Mojave National Preserve trip report failed to mention any bugs. The fact is that I went most of Saturday without looking [...]

Bug Book

I decided to create a bug book with the photos of invertebrates that I’ve taken.  It’s a cross between a baseball card collection, an insect field guidebook, and a yearbook.  I basically printed out photos at my local CVS Pharmacy, cut them to size, and labeled the ones I could identify.  It’s a work in [...]

Joshua Tree Trip Report – March 21-22, 2009

Note: This trip report is so huge, I’ve posted two versions on both of my blogs. The stories will be the same, but the photos will be different. On this blog you’ll find mostly the insect photos I snapped on the trip while on my other blog,, you’ll find the flower/scenery/non-bug photos.
I arrived into [...] : the website

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while.
Most blogs that begin with that sentence usually signify the beginning of the end.  Sorry I haven’t posted in a while usually translates to, I’ve been busy with things that are now of more importance to me and I might not post here again.  This is NOT the case [...]

Book Pre-Orders Now Available!

My book will be officially released on March 8th, but I would like to offer you, my dedicated, smart, good-looking, book-collecting, insect-loving blog reader, first dibs on getting your hands on the book.  And you know what?  Because I think you’re soooo cool, I’ll give you a discount as well!  Ok, I’ll stop brown [...]

Book: Pre-Release Info

March 8th is the official release of my photography book, Insects & Spiders of Nicaragua. But I want YOU, dear reader, to have an opportunity to get it earlier!  I’ll soon by offering pre-order sales of the 80-page full-color hardcover book here on my site.  The price will be announced shortly, but there will be [...]

Book Image Survey Update

A couple days ago, I asked you for your opinion on which cover photo you would like to see on my upcoming book, Insects & Spiders of Nicaragua. So far, 48% of you like Curled Millipede more than the others. In a distant second is Stingless Bee Hive with 26% of the vote. [...]