insect checklists

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Runge Nature Center
Jefferson Farm



species list

common and scientific names of species I have photographed


public land

trail photos and brief discussion
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Wakonda State Park
Cuivre River State Park
Runge Nature Center
and others


termites or ants?

Both termites and ants have wings when forming new colonies. Learn to tell them apart with this easy tutorial on identifying termites and ants.



for kids & parents

reviews of children's books

Most Recent Review:
Peeper, First Voice of Spring. (Robert M. McClung, 1977)



growth charts

New item available growth charts!
A ruler printed on fabric
decorated with either
butterflies or dragonflies.
Use a Sharpie to preserve a permanent record of your child's or grandchild's height. More info. . .

portion of growth chart decorated with butterflies



coloring pages

coloring page





videos, journal articles and other interesting nature stories from the web


hiking fun:

insect watching

Insect Identification - Orders

Insect Identification - Orders

By Donna Brunet in Insect Identification

28 pages, published 9/16/2012

Close-up photographs of insects illustrate key field marks. The text enables anyone to identify most insects observed in natural areas and yards to insect order. This booklet is a great resource for homeschoolers or parents promoting outdoor activities. Adults who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and birding can enhance their experiences by insect watching.Orders included are: mayflies, dragonflies and damselflies, walkingsticks,…
Find out more on MagCloud

other websites

my profile

Odonata CentralRed-humped Caterpillars, Schizura concinna
my profile

North American Butterfly Association
St. Louis Chapter
American Lady (Vanessa cardui) photographs

Prairie Garden Trust
Prairie Garden Trust Nature Blogs - Henry Domke, Lorna Domke
Henry Domke Fine Art

Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Entomological Society of America
listing in ESA Buyer's Guide

Watching Insects Blog
consists of a list of identified insects during photographic outings; for a write-up of highlights see recent images

Charles Nilon, Professor, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri - Columbia
Life After Graduate School StreetStrider elliptical tricycle parked on lake shore with sky as background

Columbia Art League
my profile



designed 29 October 2012