As we begin to wrap up the summer, we’re taking advantage of some of our last warm days to talk about — what else, but — winter! Insects and winter, that is. The University of Minnesota Department of Entomology will have its very own booth at the Minnesota State Fair this year. You’ll be able to catch some of us from the Salt Institute manning the table on occasion, but even if we aren’t there, we will have our very first outreach publication available! Featuring some common Minnesota insects and a few big-name invasive species, this fact sheet is a quick introduction into how insects in Minnesota spend the winter. The Minnesota State Fair runs from August 22 – September 2. Hope to see you there!
If you’re on the UMN Saint Paul Campus on August 29, the entomology graduate student group Frenatae will have a table set up for College Day. This booth will mostly focus on bee research, but a few of us from Salt will be there if you have any questions.