Sometime in August, I am going to visit Claire and Bill to see and talk about their amazing art inspired by mountain pine beetles. This should be a magnificent road trip all the way to Wells, British Columbia (wherever that is). I’ll be stopping in Calgary to drop off a bunch of slides of beetle mites for some colleagues and checking out beetle fungal symbionts all along the way. It’ll be the Royal Canadian Symbiosis Tour! I am packing the Mini Cooper full of fishing gear and Scandinavian metal CDs for the trip. I’ll be sending posts.