Who are we?

Bugs are everywhere in the summer, but have you ever thought about what happens to them in the winter?  Follow along with the University of Minnesota research team to discover the life-cycle dynamics of winter aquatic insects and their vital importance to trout in Minnesota. 

What are

winter aquatic insects?

Insects active in the winter months, such as non-biting midges, stone flies, mayflies, and caddisflies, impact the food web in lakes, streams and rivers of Minnesota. They're able to survive freezing temperatures and can be often found on snowbanks!