Who are we?

Bugs are everywhere in the summer, but have you ever thought about what happens to them in the winter?  Join Len Ferrington, a Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota, and his team of researchers 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!