We share similar interests. In my case, field work in summer gets all of my time, there is no time for a serious post. Sure I can quip out a quick post, but anything of any real value takes time. And winter provides PLENTY of time.Jshuey wrote: ↑Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:13 pmI can give you a quick take from me. The forum has morphed into a picture board of pretty store bought specimens. Something that has no appeal to me - although obviously others feel differently. I must admit though - that I always tune in if field-based people add to the discussion - Cabintom jumps to mind as a great contributor. I want to discuss insects and their ecology, not just look at pictures, and that seems to be lacking of late.Trehopr1 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:49 am I must say that I don't quite understand all of the relative silence here on the forum. We now have a membership of 281 members of which (I would like to think) most have some measure of honest insect interest. Yet, it seems that maybe 15 or 20 of us EVER have anything to post, comment on, or otherwise bring up for conversational purposes.
Eurytides has done some VERY cool activities lately, I hope he finds time to share that.
Though as Eurytides noted, photos (which are critical to his report) are a PITA to add. Same here. If I'm going to host and link I'd might as well crop and color correct, and that takes time. Winter time. Stay tuned.
Somewhat off topic, one thing I like to see is geography photos. Or is it topography? It's odd, in print publications photos of a road through a forest look the same to me whether in Indonesia or Alaska. But somehow on the forum here (probably because backlit) they do differentiate. And, I like to see people, yes, I like to put a name with a face....even if sometimes it means thinking "holy schitt he got old."