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Intercontinental Insect Migration (!)

Insect migration is a world we’re just starting to discover, and the more we find, the more fascinating that world is.  One of the most recent discoveries involves Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui), a species found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.  … Continue reading

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Pussytoes and Early Season Pollinators

I drove out to our family prairie yesterday to look for some early spring activity.  I scared up a couple of turkeys and a big owl, watched a red-tailed hawk soar for a while, and listened to the western meadowlarks tuning up for the breeding season.  No snakes … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – January 6, 2011

I saw these two moths in a restored prairie in eastern Nebraska last spring.  They formed a mirror image that was too perfect not to photograph. While butterflies are typically more showy and get much more attention from biologists, moths … Continue reading

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