Reports from the Field

Plant a Tree for a Great Price!

The Ozaukee County Land and Water Management Department is holding their annual tree sale! The title is a little misleading as they you can also purchase shrubs, prairie grass, wildflower […]


Bug of the Week – Flat-Headed Poplar Borer

Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady wishes she were reclining under a sea grape somewhere, but instead she is courting Brain Freeze here in God’s Country.  Please accept this revision of an […]


Bug of the Week – Celebrating Bumblebees

Howdy, BugFans, It looks like fun to be a bumblebee, and the BugLady can hardly pass one by without taking its picture.  A BOTW in 2008 covered the lifestyle of […]


Bug of the Week – European Elm Bark Beetle

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady loves finding these runes, inscribed by long-departed insects (they are also reminiscent of a diagram of meiosis from the BugLady’s past).  The tale that they tell […]


Bug of the Week – Chickweed Geometer Moth

Salutations, BugFans, This lovely little Chickweed geometer moth appeared on the BugLady’s tomatoes (the male, note the fuzzy antennae) and her front porch (the female – note the plain antennae).  […]


Bug of the Week

Howdy, BugFans, Here are two pretty beetles to remind us of summertime. SHINING FLOWER BEETLES appeared in the first half of August, covering goldenrods and a few other members of […]


Discovering Snowflakes

Our featured finding this month is….snow!  With all the snow in our area this year, its a great time to get outside and explore.  Our education staff put together a […]


Bug of the Week

Howdy, BugFans, This is a rerun (with a little tweaking) from the Christmas season of 2009. Ah, the surprising American Pelecinid wasp! Surprising because it is an impressive insect to […]


Winter is a Great Time to Explore Riveredge

Winter has come to Wisconsin in a glorious way.  There are many ways to have fun at Riveredge in the winter: Snowshoeing is an easy way to have fun outside.  […]


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