North American Millipede – 5/27/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 5/27/19 Observation Time: 2:00 p.m. Observation Location: boardwalk through Conservation land near Morse & Lakeview Common Name: North American Millipede Scientific Name: Narceus americanus Comments: Millipedes first appeared in the fossil record 400 million years ago and are some of the first animals to have lived on land. It is hypothesized that these ancient species are the largest animals without backbones to […]

Read more

Cicada – 8/13/16

Observer: Josh Simons Observation Date: 8/13/2016 Observation TIme: 3:00 p.m. Observation Location: Moose Hill area Common Name: Cicada (a.k.a. Dogday Cicada) Scientific Name: Neotibicen canicularis Comments: One genus, the periodical cicadas, spend most of their lives as underground nymphs, emerging only after 13 or 17 years. The unusual duration and timing of their emergence may reduce the number of cicadas lost to predation, both by making them a […]

Read more

Mayfly – 4/23/09

Observer: Alex Hackman Observation Date: 4/23/09 Observation Time: 9:45 a.m. Observation Location: Beaver Brook Common Name: Mayfly Scientific Name: Ephemeroptera Comments: Adult mayfly hatch observed during a paddle up Beaver Brook. This insect is an indicator of good water quality. More Information: Texas A&M  

Read more