Thursday, February 18, 2010

New year, New Look

I thought since a new year is upon us, and spring is hopefully fast approaching, that it called for a new look to MObugs.

It has been over a year since I signed onto blogger and made my very first post about insects. 2009 was a hectic year and a productive year. I added numerous species of insects to my "life list". We made a trip to Tennessee where I found interesting insect life in the wilds of the Smoky Mountains. A trip to Truman Lake brought with it my very first sighting of a Brown Recluse and a Black Widow. What are the odds of seeing both venomous spiders indigenous to Missouri on the same weekend? I walked countless miles around our farm in search of new and unique specimens and each outing brought something wonderful to see. If photographs were counted in miles, my camera has walked around the Earth at least twice! I am looking forward to warmer weather and to see what 2010 will bring.

Thank you to my followers for your input, advise and sometimes corrections. Each comment is welcome and happily received. I enjoy learning from each of your experiences and hope that you have a similar feeling while visiting MoBugs.

Your Buggy Friend


  1. Congratulations on your year Blogaversary, Shelly! You have brought me a lot of knowledge, fascinating insights into our buggy friends' lives and how they interact with the natural world, and gorgeous photographs (really quite something). I like the new look and can't wait to see what comes in the new year. :)

  2. Thanks so much Meredith, your words always lift me up and encourage me. I'm so glad you've been enjoying your time spent here on MObugs.. Hope to continue to see you in 2010.

  3. Glad you joined the blogging community (and that we are facebook friends, too!). Hope 2010 is just as productive!

  4. Thank you Moe, I must say I am too. I've met so many interesting and enthusiastic people among the blogging community, such as yourself. I look forward to seeing what 2010 brings for both of us. Say hello sometime on FB, would love to chat with you about all your outdoor adventures.

  5. Hey Shelly-I love the new look of your blog. Your blog is such a great resource for me because I've been stomping around Missouri and Kansas getting to know the bugs and since I don't live that far from you, the bugs I'm trying to know more about are usually the ones you write about that day. Looking forward to spring and new discoveries. Btw- I am always happy to read about bold jumping spiders. Can't get enough of them. :-)

    Happy Blog-o-versary!!!

  6. Maria thank you so much for becoming a part of this blog. I can't tell you how much your kind comments mean to me. I'm so very glad that you are finding the information posted here useful on your own expeditions. I look forward to hearing from you throughout 2010. I will do my best to capture more images of those jumping spiders, if the darn things would just sit still.....LOL

  7. Congratulations on your blogoversary and new look. You've made a significant contribution to my entomological knowledge over the past year and I'm sure that education will continue in 2010. Thank you!

    All we need now are more bug-friendly temperatures.

  8. Thank you Marvin, it is funny that you give me credit for adding to your insect knowledge, as I would give you the same credit. I guess we all learn from each other. I am sure ready for sunshine and summer, and to get outside and explore.