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Monday, March 4 2013

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A hike through Manitoba’s Carberry Sandhills presents frequent opportunities to observe hundreds of fascinating and colorful insects – wasps, bees, butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, cicadas, and many other families. With striking close-up images of these ‘creatures of the sand’, Robert describes their natural history and where to look for them. Tiger beetles are selected as a group to demonstrate how insects adapt to environmental extremes, and how related species avoid competition by occupying different habitats. Predators of insects and species-at-risk are also described. 
Robert has been studying small mammals and insects of these sandhills over a 42-year period, and it remains his favorite site...

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