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Brush off invasive species

June 4, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

We’ve all heard of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels that lurk in our lakes. But what about terrestrial invasive species that travel on land? They can be every bit as destructive yet few people know the risk.
Terrestrial invasive species have become a growing threat to Minnesota’s precious prairie and forest land. Continue Reading

Ag department to do aerial treatments against gypsy moths

July 5, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is preparing to treat approximately 150,000 acres of land in Carlton and St. Louis Counties to slow the spread of a gypsy moth infestation that was identified last summer. Continue Reading

ANN BAILEY: Embracing the cold weather

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the common sayings of people who live in the Northern Plains is that 40 below keeps the riffraff out. I’m not sure about that, but I do know it keeps some other pests at bay. Continue Reading

Bell Museum opens butterfly, moth exhibit

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Bell Museum of Natural History is opening a new exhibit dedicated to butterflies and moths. The exhibit is called, “Flutter: Butterflies and Moths in Art and Science and Natural Curiosity.” Continue Reading

Mass of variegated cutworm moths is first ever in Northland

May 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. Jana Albers has been studying bugs in northern Minnesota for 32 years, and she’s never seen this before. Continue Reading

3 species of moths are in high numbers

May 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

JAMESTOWN If moths bug you, this is a very bad spring to be living on the northern plains. Continue Reading