Naturals Page Updated:

I’ve got a long list of things that need my attention and from the beginning this blog/journal/whatever you call it was supposed to be a semi-organized/semi-scientific approach to the Southeast Minnesota/Driftless Area.  I have organized some of the better [singlepic id=482 w=280 h=200 float=right]photo’s of the natural insects seen on …

Bugs in the Water

                 Finished work today and took another quick run to a stream almost in town. I did essentially the same routine as yesterday but yesterday being my first time taking samples today I found it easier to find what I was looking for.    Things …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 6

The Swimmers The Darting Swimmers Families Baetidae, Siphloridae and Metretopodidae. The two main species found in S.E. MN are two forms of the ever popular BWO. We have the Baetis and the Plauditus punctiventris. These are both found in the Baetidae family when identifying these nymphs from the other two …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 5

The Hatch I saw this video on the Moldy Chum’s Blog and on Mountain River Journal’s Blog and found it to be quite informative and very well done. As it is of mayflies I thought it fitting to post it here for my future reference. Note: The nymphs in the beginning …

May Fly Entomology Pt. 4

The Burrowers The Slit Dwelling Burrowers Families Ephemeridae, Potamanthidae and Polymitarcyidae The first thing that should be said about the three species of mayfly I chose to research is that both The Hex, and the White Fly are both excluded from the hatch chart I’ve been using and the reason …