Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bug Out!

When we were touring down at Tiger Creek, we came across this curious bug trap.

I love the design  of the apparatus. It looked very easy to set up with the flexible supports and the little clip-system on the "tent." We talked to a volunteer who was coming to turn on the light for the evening to attract whatever bugs were about.  In the photo below, you can see the pinkish attractant inside the trap. The bugs fly in but cannot get back out. 

Researchers are tracking the species of bugs collected and the dates, as well as other information, such as weather conditions.

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