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Category Archives: Insects
For the past three nights (mid June) I have watched as many as a hundred fireflies blinking in my yard. This is so hopeful because for years I have rarely seen them. Twenty-five years ago, I remember walking out at … Continue reading
The Short Life of an Early Spring Bee. Look at this barren hillside. Who would guess that beneath the ground is a whole colony of bees awaiting the warmth of the sun, so they can emerge. Known as the cellophane … Continue reading
Thanks to Amelia Ladd for her beautiful pen and ink sketches. Time of the Grasshoppers For the past 20 years I have been working with 2nd graders studying grasshoppers. When you spend as much time as I have in … Continue reading
Article and photos by Kelly Shea, who is currently living in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and spending some much needed time as a global citizen. Similar to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, I find myself here in Mexico … Continue reading
Felix Fettig is passionate about butterflies, native plants and amphibians. In 3rd grade Felix started raising monarch caterpillars and has done this activity for the past five years. “ I just feel really passionate about this. I have raised monarchs, … Continue reading
Article and photos by Dewey Hassig During the July 17-18 storm, numerous trees came down all over Minnesota. I got a call that a big tree branch was down at the Edenwood Camp, in Eden Prairie, MN, and it had … Continue reading
How a small group of people stood tall for the lowly honey bee. “Birds and nature, in general, provide me with such spiritual joy and a sense of connection that it was only natural to feel the urgency of this … Continue reading
There are two basic groups of grasshoppers: Long horned and short-horned Parts of a Grasshopper Predators on Grasshoppers