Category Archives: conservation

My Thoughts on Murder Hornets

Reading through the 2020 news headlines is like peeling an apocalyptic onion.  Each layer seems worse than the one before it.  The headline that grabbed attention in October was that a nest of Asian Giant Hornets, aka Murder Hornets, was located in the state of Washington.  These large invasive insects are like the stuff of science fiction movies, and they made for perfect click bait.  One of the insect’s more undesirable qualities is that it feeds off smaller insects like honey bees and can decimate entire hives of bees.  When the story broke, many of my friends forwarded articles to me.  (I have great people in my life who support my hobbies.)  People still mention murder hornets to me regularly, so I thought it was time to write a post about to let everyone know that murder hornets are not keeping me up at night.  (Very little keeps me awake at night thanks to the anxiety relieving effects of my dogs.  You can read about the dogs in my previous post.)

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Favorite Pictures from 2020

You can tell quite a bit about people by what they choose to photograph.  Every picture represents a moment in time when someone thought, “This is something I want to remember later.”  At the end of the year, I like to scroll through my pictures to see the year in review and to share some of my favorite pictures with you.  I’m not sure what it says about me that I have more pictures of dogs and bees than I do of people.  I don’t have any selfies either.  I think the best “selfie” that captures me is what you see in these photos. Continue reading