Spotlight Science: Bugs Below Zero
Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Did you know that some insects (including stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies and non-biting midges) are active in the winter months? These bugs are able to survive below-zero temperatures and can often be found on snowbanks! They are also a vitally important food for trout. Researchers are increasingly concerned that warming winter temperatures associated with climate change may alter these insects’ life-cycles and harm trout populations.
Meet Minnesota’s winter aquatic insects and learn about their unique life-cycles and adaptations. Connect with researchers associated with the Bugs Below Zero project who are trying to understand how climate change might disrupt stream food webs. Learn how you can participate in the Bugs Below Zero project and help researchers by monitoring insects on stream banks this winter.
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