Tag: bugs

Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff! Today, Nature Interpreter Sarah heads out on a bug hunt! We’re exploring all things creepy crawly at Withrow Nature Preserve.

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A Stick That Walks?

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While out on a hike recently, I came across a neat discovery of a moving stick. What could it be? A northern walkingstick (Diapheromera femorata)! Not just one, but about six of them gathered together on a small sapling. I rarely find this insect, and was surprised to see multiples in one spot. They are a […]

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Hidden Hornet Nests

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Winter gives us the ability to spot the secrets that the trees were hiding during the warmer months. The nests of bald-faced hornets are one of my favorite secrets to find. Most people have probably seen their teardrop-shaped nests. The unlucky among us have felt the damage these insects can inflict. These nests actually hold […]

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Creepy Critters

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Just in time for Halloween, this all-white creepy critter was found in our colony of captive roaches in Sharon Woods. Although Madagascan hissing cockroaches are not native to the U.S., many nature education facilities use them, because they are easy to raise, large in size and outlive many native insects. They are a great tool […]

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