Although the tent was a bit twisted up from our strong winds, our bug count still increased to an astonishing 95 insects. This amount of insects caught surprises us because of the decline in temperature, we did not expect to catch this many. Our conclusion for week 1 is that bugs are still here even when we think that it’s too cold for them.
Our Malaise trap continues to surprise us with at least a few small insects. We are curious as to what species some of them are! It has been a bit warmer and the sun is shining, but the cold overnight temperatures are having a significant impact on our collection!