Reports from the Field

Bug o’ the Week – Semi-aquatic Springtails

Howdy BugFans, Having delved last time into the mysteries of the meniscus, the BugLady is introducing more creatures of the surface film, the semi aquatic springtails (SASTs).  Springtails are an […]


Bug o’ the Week – Water Treader

Greetings, BugFans, As the BugLady was leaning over a pier photographing aquatic stuff last summer, she saw a mugging.  Although she was right about the mugging part, she misidentified both […]


Bug o’the Week – The Mighty Mosquito

Howdy, BugFans, Who hasn’t seen the postcard (and keychain and license plate holder and t-shirt and coffee mug) that names the mosquito as our state bird?  It’s the insect we […]


Earth Week @ Riveredge

Happy Earth Week!  There’s lots going on at Riveredge this week, and we’d love to have you join us. Come for a walk, listen to the sounds, and enjoy nature […]


Youth Tree Climbing Club @ Riveredge

Youth Tree Climbing Club Our club is FULL for 2014!  Please check out our calendar of events to find an upcoming open tree climb.  We’d love to have you in […]


Bug o’ the Week – Spotted Nomad Bee

Howdy, BugFans, Some brave pussy willows were peeking out from behind their bud scales recently, reminding the BugLady that pussy willows are grand for bug watching in the early days […]


Bug o’ the Week – Camouflage 102 – Mimicry

Greetings, BugFans, Where were we?  Oh, yes – exploring the magic of camouflage.  Crypsis (of previous BOTW fame) involves melting into the background; the receiver of the signal – the […]


Collaboration for the Greater Good

In honor of Earth Day, we, the executive directors of four local nature & ecology centers, have come together to host a talk with Gordon Hempton, Emmy-award winning acoustic ecologist […]


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