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
Check out the recent herpetology finds made by Jeff LeClere and Carol Hall along with two staff members from the Nongame Wildlife Program!
Trek to the Western Water Track
An MBS ornithologist, Steve Stucker, was recently able to trek to the remote western water track. Check out the numerous floral and faunal finds he made along the soggy 5 and a half mile hike!
Why did the turtle cross the road?
In May, MBS herpetology staff located two wood turtles in Goodhue County. To learn what to do if you see a turtle crossing the road, check out the wood turtle field update!
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
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.
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
April 7-9, MBS entomologist, Kyle Johnson, explored southeastern Minnesota's Blufflands and made some incredible finds!
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!
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.