Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and […]
Citizen Scientists Needed
Citizen Scientists Needed for the Vanishing Firefly Project By Erin Weeks Originally Published on EntomologyToday.org Finding a mate can be hard enough in the animal kingdom, but nocturnal creatures face an added difficulty — locating potential partners in the dark. It’s a problem many insects have solved by evolving an array of mating signals that […]
What’s All the Buzz?
Come join UConn Extension this summer for our annual Bug Week from July 20th -25th. All ages are welcome to attend and explore the activities and events dedicated to insects and their relatives. Bug Week programs include: an educational workshop at the Museum of Natural History an insect collecting event at Spring Valley […]
During Bug Week, July 20-25, 2015; we will be posting a bug of the day on our site. These include praying mantis, acorn weevils, aphids, Monarch butterflies, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs and lady beetles. Check back to learn more about these interesting bugs!