By Leslie Mertz Back in April, University of New Mexico Ph.D. candidate Grey Gustafson was on the hunt for a particular species of whirligig beetle in Alabama’s Conecuh National Forest, […]
By Leslie Mertz On a cold August afternoon, Jay Buchner leads three novice fly fishermen — two men and a woman — through a mountain-ringed meadow and to the quickly […]
By Leslie Mertz Horses need help when it comes to insect pests, particularly the house flies and stable flies that can be a near-constant source of annoyance and even disease. […]
That big long-legged fly isn't a mosquito; it doesn't eat mosquitoes, and it's harmless. A bit of insect myth-busting.
Have you seen strange lumpy growths on your plants? They might be galls caused by tiny wasps or flies.
Late spring and early summer there is a short-lived but massive mayfly invasion. Millions and millions of the fluttering insects rise up from the lake and into the air in thick clouds.