2017 is a new year, which means fans of wall calendars will need a new one. The original wall calendars consisted of numbers: functional but boring. To differentiate their calendars, publishers began including photos and art work to appeal to people’s interests and hobbies. Your wall calendar says a lot about you. Insect biologists proudly display compelling insect photos. There are calendars on most any topic including puppies, cats, quilts, entertainers and bicycles. Calendars are used as adverting from hardware to lab supplies and microscopy. These calendars say, “Too busy to care” or “Too cheap to buy one”.
Insect biologists produce other calendars of practical use. Instead of holidays and religious observances, insect biologists make calendars with expected dates of appearance of important insect pests. Growers can consult a soybean insects calendar for their area to plan their activities. There are calendars for every crop and the paper versions can clutter the walls.
Wall versions of these calendars are slowly being replaced by electronic versions that are customizable to show only those events important to the user. The other advantage of electronic calendars is the ability to roll over and provide calendars that last until the end of time or at least until the calendar is no longer supported by the software.