Entries by Kate Redmond

Bug o’the Week – A Species on the March

Greetings, BugFans, In mid-July, the BugLady ran into BugFan Freda at an Ozaukee Washington Land Trust property at the west end of Lake Twelve.  Lake Twelve is famous because of the presence there of not one, but two rare (in Wisconsin) damselflies – the Slender Bluet and the Lilypad Forktail.  The bluet has been on […]

Bug o’the Week – Stilt-legged fly

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady had a “Stop the Presses” moment as she was writing this week’s BOTW.  When she hiked down to the mailbox, she saw a fly that she had never seen before, from a family she’s never seen before, skating over the top of a leaf, and she bumped it to the head of the […]

Bug o’the Week – Once Upon a Fungus

Greetings, BugFans, When the BugLady was walking in the woods at Riveredge the other day, she found some plate-sized, stocky, very aromatic, gilled mushrooms growing out of the ground – possibly one of the (glorious name) Fetid Russulagroup.  They were pushing up under last year’s leaf litter; some were partly covered, but some were discernable only […]

Bug o’the Week – Summer Survey 2019

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady hopes that you’ve been getting out on the trail and drinking in the lushness of the summer.  If this heat and humidity are the “new normal,” we might as well get used to it. Insect photography in summer uncovers the common themes of eating and reproducing (sometimes, in the case of […]