Crystal Ernst

Cicada invasion in eastern Canada?

Cicada invasion in eastern Canada?

By David McCorquodale, Dean of Science and Technology, Cape Breton University There is a perception that Nova Scotia and Cape Breton (where I live) may be subject to an invasion of cicadas.  The perception seems to stem from the mass emergence of cicadas in the northeastern USA this spring and summer.  What an opportunity to […]

Kids like bugs: entomology outreach in elementary schools (Part 2)

Kids like bugs: entomology outreach in elementary schools (Part 2)

Last week, Chris Buddle and Paul Manning posted the first of a two-part series on outreach activities in elementary schools. That post focused on the ‘why’ – this one (also written by Chris and Paul) is about the ‘how’. How to talk to kids about bugs: First thing about talking to elementary school kids is stay calm and don’t worry! […]

Kids like bugs: entomology outreach in elementary schools (Part 1)

Kids like bugs: entomology outreach in elementary schools (Part 1)

Written by Chris Buddle and Paul Manning. Spending time talking to kids about Entomology is ALWAYS worth it. If ever invited to speak at an elementary school about insects, always say “yes”, and in this post, we’ll expand on why it’s worth your time. In a second post on this topic, we’ll provide some tips on […]

Open Data

by Dezene Huber & Paul Fields _____________________ Have you ever read a paper and, after digesting it for a bit, thought: “I wish I could play with the data”? Perhaps you thought that another statistical test was more appropriate for the data and would provide a different interpretation than the one given by the authors. […]

Insects: a tool to inspire

Insects: a tool to inspire

By Christopher Cloutier, Naturalist (Morgan Arboretum, McGill University) and Teacher (Vanier College) As a kid, growing up in the big city, wildlife was a rarity to say the least. Gray squirrels, starlings and house sparrows made up the “wild” critters around my childhood stomping grounds, but one group of organisms that never seemed to disappoint were the […]

SEQ concours photos/SEQ photo contest

SEQ concours photos/SEQ photo contest

Par/by Guillaume Dury _______________ Chaque année, la Société d’Entomologie du Québec organise un concours photos, afin de trouver les couvertures du bulletin de la société, intitulé Antennae. Pour aller avec le thème de la conférence de cette année “Entomologie et agriculture biologique; de l’écologie à la pratique”, j’ai choisi le thème “formidable prédateurs à l’action”. […]

Dear Buggy: a discussion on data

A belated Happy New Year to all! Buggy is back for his first post of the year. This is also my first post in a while; put that down to a combination of conference season, project planning season and too much holiday cheer. I recently had an exchange on Twitter exchange with a colleague (and […]

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