Bug Sauce
Suzan Bellincampi
If you are keen on consumption, collecting pill bugs is not difficult.
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Cinderella in Reverse
Suzan Bellincampi
The brown-hooded owlet is a brown and very nondescript moth, a plain Jane even among moths.
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Mystery Stinger
Suzan Bellincampi

After a friend received multiple jellyfish stings on a beautiful beach day, she asked what are these gelatinous globs are good for, anyway?

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Soil Sorcerers
Suzan Bellincampi

Chilmark gardener Susan Straight has opened up quite a can of worms.

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Angel's Babies
Suzan Bellincampi

There is an angel in West Chop. Call her the patron saint of the monarchs.

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Going Hog-Wild for Hogweed
Suzan Bellincampi

Giant hogweed could be a pig in a poke for Islanders.

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Some Very Hungry Caterpillars
Suzan Bellincampi

Caterpillars are eating my garden greens. More accurately, they are voraciously consuming every leaf in sight, leaving me almost nothing but skeletonized shadows of the leaves’ former flourishing selves.

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Chiton Curiosity
Suzan Bellincampi
Beachcomber and paleoecologist Heinz Lowenstam needed something he could really sink his teeth into. He found it in a discovery about a small mollusk called a chiton.
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The Kits Are All Right
Suzan Bellincampi

Raccoons and their babies (called kits) seem to be everywhere, both day and night – climbing trees, wandering under the porches or decks, roaming the beaches and generally strolling about yards, woodlands and even Island towns.

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Don't Judge a Moth by Its Spots
Suzan Bellincampi

Well-named species make me happy.

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