by Carl Strang
The arrival of snow flurries and skim ice on the lakes and marshes means that insects are pretty much done for the year. Today I will share some photos of a couple late season observations. One of these was at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve.
I recognized that little critter thanks to the Observe Your Preserve website, through a contributed photo by Linda Padera.
Some of us in the Education department participated in a morning bioblitz at the Lemont Quarries at the beginning of November. It was a chilly morning, but we found a few insects, including a new species for me, Walsh’s grasshopper.
This grasshopper turned up in its typical habitat, a mix of forbs and brush at the edge of a woodland.