Are you a butterfly watcher? A beekeeper? Do you want to broaden your scope of bug knowledge to the lives and habits of moths, dragonflies and tiger beetles? You're in luck: it's our annual bug show!
We're talking with experts about insect-watching, the state's pollinators and what effect the year's weird weather has had on the bug population.
These are some resources mentioned by our guests during the show:
- Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America by Eric R. Eaton and Kenn Kaufman
- Common Spiders of North America by Richard A. Bradley, illustrated by Steve Buchanan
- Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America by David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie
McFarland also recommended these additional links:
- The Vermont Atlas of Life
- Vermont Butterfly Survey
- Vermont Damselfly and Dragonfly Atlas
- Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas
- Vermont Butterfly Big Year
- iNaturalist Vermont
- Vermont Entomological Society
- Journey North: Monarch Butterfly
Plus, see some photographs provided by Pfeiffer in the slideshow at the top of the post.
Also on the program: We're talking with Peggy Farabaugh, a Vermont small business owner about how she's collaborating with activists from across three countries on conserving habitats for monarch butterflies.
Broadcast on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at noon and 7 p.m.