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


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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