MBS Bat Team Update
This was an excellent season for the MBS northern long-eared bat team. Check out the bat update to learn more about the survey procedures the bat team uses to track bat roosting patterns!
MN River Reptile Project
Trek to the Western Water Track
Why did the turtle cross the road?
Updates from the "Salamander Team"
Go to the salamander survey field update to read about and to check out photos of what has been found during field season 2017 thus far!
Invertebrates march on despite snowy conditions
Dwarf trout lily data collection
For Derek Anderson and a crew of volunteers, the week of April 17 was a fine time to be collecting data at both Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily Scientific and Natural Area and the River Bend Nature Center.
Warm Weather Wanderers
Minnesota's Bees and Other Pollinators
New to Science!
MBS found this unusual moth in good numbers in two surveyed sites. Efforts to identify it eventually led experts to determine that it represented an undescribed species, which they named Eucosma millerana.
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.
MBS Entomologist/Prairie Ecologist Robert Dana searches for answers to the mystery behind Minnesota's vanishing prairie butterflies.Tune in to this radio story for more on this compelling conservation challenge.
Check out bryophyte guides, written by bryologist Joannes A. Janssens, which feature photographs, illustrations, maps, and identification aids for nearly 100 of Minnesota's moss and liverwort species.