A Forum for Empire Issues


Understanding iole

When is iole not iole? The 2009 season threw up some spectacular aberrations, but there seems to be confusion about just what we should be calling them.

An Unfortunate Aberration

Link to Dennis Dell's experiences with so-called experts, and his capture of this most unusual insect.



Winter Woollies

Iris hibernates as a larva. Is the extent of winter loss an indication of how successful a flight season we can expect?

Managing your Sallows

For fun and profit. No, not really, but if you're in the fortunate position of having sallows to manage, and iris to encourage, some thoughts on how to do it right.