As you read this, imagine a bee. Where is it? What is it doing? Is it big or small? Are you scared? Annoyed? What do you do about it? When most people imagine a bee, myself included, they imagine a honeybee or bumblebee. These two types of bees have become the face of them all … Continue reading Bees


Ah, jellyfish. Fish made of jelly that aren't really "fish" at all. I think most people can appreciate the unique beauty of jellyfish on TV or from behind glass, but not many people seek to find themselves inside a bloom any time soon. I can say from personal experience that a bloom of jellyfish can … Continue reading Jellyfish

What is the Importance Series?

That's a very good question. A few years ago, a dear friend of mine said to me "jellyfish aren't even important, all they do is sting and float around" ...or something along those lines. The point is, I was shocked to hear this, and I proceeded to write a short (somewhat comical) essay on why … Continue reading What is the Importance Series?