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Minnesota Biological Survey

image of monarch butterflies on Liatrus ligulistylus plantsMore about the survey

What's new in MBS

Chel Anderson reads from her piece

MBS Author Reads

Watch MBS plant ecologist Chel Anderson read from her Minnesota Conservation Volunteer piece "Flash of Serendipity"

Chel Anderson reads from her piece

Minnesota's Bees and Other Pollinators

MBS is gathering data on Minnesota's grassland bees. Check out the new webpages featuring information on MN's pollinators, and pollinator resources, too!

new species of moth

New to Science!

MBS found this unusual moth in good numbers in two surveyed sites. Efforts to identify it eventually led experts to determine that it represented an undescribed species, which they named Eucosma millerana.

Jeff LeClare and telemetry gear

Tracking Snakes

MBS Herpetologist Jeff LeCLere talks about the snakes in the Weaver Dunes area in a Minnesota Public Radio feature Snakes in the grass: A key to Minnesota's vanishing prairie.