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Invertebrates march on despite snowy conditions

For Kyle Johnson, February 16-26 was a fine time to be chasing bugs and soaking up sun across Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, and Roseau counties.

Jeff LeClare and telemetry gear

Tracking Snakes

MBS Herpetologist Jeff LeCLere talks about the snakes in the Weaver Dunes area in a Minnesota Public Radio feature Snakes in the grass: A key to Minnesota's vanishing prairie.

Robert Dana in the field.

Vanishing butterflies

MBS Entomologist/Prairie Ecologist Robert Dana searches for answers to the mystery behind Minnesota's vanishing prairie butterflies.This link leads to an external site.Tune in to this radio story for more on this compelling conservation challenge. This link leads to an external site.

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Minnesota's Bees and Other Pollinators

MBS is gathering data on Minnesota's grassland bees. Check out the new webpages featuring information on MN's pollinators, and pollinator resources, too!