That’s right – we’ve been hard at work lining up hosts for AIF during the next few months, and boy do we have some heavy hitters lined up. After a quick trip home to papa during October, the carnival begins a whirlwind tour of some great natural history blogs. First up in November is Heath Blackmon at Coleopterists Corner – could there be a more appropriate carnival for Heath’s first hosting gig? Then in December, virtual Renaissance Man Adrian Thysse will donate his wide-ranging talents at The Bug Whisperer. The New Year sees the carnival move to the blogosphere’s original bug blog, Bug Girl’s Blog – you can bet that will be a super issue. It only gets better though, as Michael Barton at The Dispersal of Darwin has promised a special Darwin edition in February (birth month of my personal all-time favorite coleopterist!). Then in March Wanderin’ Weeta with her unique Lower Fraser Valley perspective is sure to entertain.
My thanks to these capable hosts for volunteering their talents, I know I can’t wait to see the results of their efforts. You can help them by submitting your beetle-related posts by the 15th of each month. Any aspect of coleopterology is welcome – natural history, taxonomy, photography, sketch or paint artwork, or just seeing one that gets a mention on your blog. And even though April 2011 is still many months away, volunteers to host future editions of AIF are always welcome and appreciated. Again, the next issue will be hosted at Beetles In The Bush – send your submission to me by email or this handy submission form by October 15, and look for the issue to appear a few days later.
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