I am classified as an “under-utilized” interpretive naturalist by NAI(which is just as grand as “pre-owned” car!). After 12 or so years of making a living (if you count a few notches above federal poverty guidelines as living…) as a naturalist, I left to work in higher education (what WAS I thinking, anyway!?) administration. It paid the mortgage. Now, for something completely different, I am a librarian (and loving it).
Where: General locale is around Lake Erie and thereabouts.
Fun: My husband and I kayak on local rivers (although we don’t yet have a boat big enough for our dog, Bear, below). He likes to watch trains and I like to watch nature.
Why Phantom Midge:
It came about from doing vernal pool monitoring and discussing the potential superpowers of “The Phantom Midge!”
If you want to know more about these little creatures, look here. And this site has a nice picture of the adult and larva side by side.
Hello, I am doing some research online of the Lake Erie midges, and came accross this site. Would you happen to know where to find a “forecast” for this year? We are planning an outdoor family gathering on the lake this summer and an outdoor wedding at the lake next year, and was wondering if there is a way to know if these bugs will be a problem. Thank you!
Never in a million Mondays would I have guessed that anyone would want to copy the ramblings of this blog...but it seems some cretatious rudist skimmer has. So stop it. You DO NOT have permission to scrape my content to use as excerpts as part of a Splog or commercial website. The material on this blog is mine, copyrighted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. I have tried hard not to infringe upon other's copyrights when I include material here (and please forgive me and notify me if I have stepped on any toes!). Get Yer Own Blog!