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Here's a locust, there a dragon, over there a soldier.
On the tabletop hundreds of insects and reptiles — gekkos, locusts, crickets, centipedes and cockroaches – mill about under the glow of an overhead lamp.
The magic becomes a melancholy day-to-day thereafter, but the prophet, the locust, the peach pit and especially the father and prayer rug haunt every line.
Each illustration depicts an actual historical appearance of a comet, and each—warns the Augsburg text—was associated with calamity: snow in summer, plagues of locust.
The show’s signal work is Laura Owens’ untitled nature video, playing on a loop, where a snail stares down a locust in a garden while a caterpillar cavorts nearby.
In such a soil grew Homer and Confucius and the rest, and out of such a wilderness comes the Reformer eating locusts and wild honey.
In July, Sue Muller, a natural resources technician with the county’s recreation and parks department, spotted a bisected honey locust moth, a North American species that had never been recorded in Maryland.
St. Paul began planting a wider variety of trees in response to the destruction of elms, choosing trees like linden, honey locust, hackberry, Norway maple and ash.
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