Midsummer Memories I

Howdy, BugFans, Last year the BugLady had so many midsummer stories to tell that she wrote one episode about dragonflies, and a second about “other” (because as seasoned BugFans know (well) her camera gravitates to dragons and damsels). She’s got …

Chimney Bee

Note: All links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, In late spring, BugFan Sara sent some “Who-is-this-and-what-is-it-doing??” pictures—small “bumble bees” were excavating the outer surface of a clay bread oven in her back yard. (The BugLady gave Sara bonus points …

Gray Field Slug 2/25/2019

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady has been hitting all her favorite wetlands and taking pictures and editing pictures, and it’s July 4th, and she hasn’t quite gotten a crisp, new BOTW ready. Since she …

Closed for June IV — Fireflies

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is getting ready for the annual firefly show (for BugFan Tom in the Deep South, the show’s almost over). She has been seeing day-flying fireflies in the air in …

Closed for June III – Bugs! Love ‘em or – love ‘em

Note that all links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Here’s a pot pourri of articles about insects for your enjoyment. Bug Love: the BugLady is aware that some BugFans read Bug o’the Week selectively, skipping episodes like the one …

Closed for June II – Brainy Bumble Bees

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, The BugLady is out hunting for insects and will be back in July. Here’s something to keep you out of trouble in the meantime. It’s a little-known fact that the BugLady …

Closed for June I – Scuds, encore

Salutations, BugFans, The BugLady usually closes for the month of June so that she can hit the trails, find newly-minted insects (preferably ones that she hasn’t written about yet), and start building up a stash of pictures for future episodes …

Wetland Homage V Water Strider

All links below go to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, Rounding out American Wetlands Month, the BugLady would like to give a shout-out to our hard-working, home-grown Wisconsin Wetlands Association. The WWA reminds us that 75% of Wisconsin wetlands are on …

Wetland Homage IV – Water Scorpions

Note: All links leave to external sites. Howdy, BugFans, If wetlands are the transitional spongy/submerged/semi-submerged/sometimes-submerged areas between high ground and deep water, what might some wetlands look like? Swamps are wet woodlands, while marshes are wet areas with standing water …

Wetland Homage III – Water Fleas

Howdy, BugFans, We’re celebrating American Wetlands Month with up close and personal views into the lives of some of its citizens, as seen in some slightly refurbished, vintage BOTWs. Wisconsin has about five million acres of wetlands these days, down …