About the Blogger

Katie Burke received her PhD in Biology (Ecology & Evolution) from the University of Virginia in 2011, where she studied conservation biology in eastern deciduous forests of North America. She is currently digital features editor at American Scientist, where she has worked since 2012.


About the Blogger — 3 Comments

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I came across your blog while doing a web search on the wool sower gall, and have greatly enjoyed poking around here. Thank you for such a fascinating and informative blog. Do you happen to know why these particular galls are so colorful? Do the red spots serve a purpose?

    Thanks again,


    • Thanks, Leo. I’m glad you found the info useful. I don’t know the answer to your question, but perhaps someone else visiting will.

  2. Hello, just wanted to let you know you have a new fan. I love how unabashedly geeky you are, and how excited you get about your discoveries. Thank you from a fellow (if much more novice) lover of the tiny natural world.

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