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Every year, the South Sound, WA celebrates its prairies with Prairie Appreciation Day where visitors tour the gorgeous prairies and participate in activities to learn about prairie plants, pollinators, and more. This year, Prairie Appreciation Day wa...

January 31, 2020

This January, most members of the Tufts Pollinator Initiative (TPI) traveled to Costa Rica as part of Tufts University's Tropical Ecology and Conservation course. In this course, students spend the fall semester preparing a proposal and planning a re...

March 21, 2019

I have the pleasure to be a part of the new group, the Tufts Pollinator Initiative (TPI). Our group was recently funded by the Tufts Green Fund to make Tufts University a better place for pollinators!

To learn about our initiative, check out TPI's fir...

September 13, 2018


Back in June, The Xereces Society held a #PicturePerfectPollinator photo contest. In honor of National Pollinator Week, I entered a photo accompanied by a pollinator fact each day. 

Just recently, it came to my attention that my photo of a male Puget...

July 26, 2018

Being a small, squishy, slow-moving caterpillar is tough. Caterpillars are a protein-packed snack for carnivorous insects such as wasps and spiders, some ants, and birds.

For my post-doc, I’m studying an ant-caterpillar symbiosis.

A “symbiosis” is an i...

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