Publications

Bio-Clips

Best Wishes to John Dattilo!

Best Wishes to John Dattilo!

MBI recently bid farewell to John Dattilo who started with MBI in April 2018 after completing his Master’s degree at Oklahoma State University.

Chris Yoder, July 14th, 2020

Species Spotlight: Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle

Species Spotlight: Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle

The Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera) native range is as far west as Montana in the Missouri River drainage to as far east as eastern New York and as far south as Mexico.

Matt Sarver, March 30th, 2020

Species Spotlight: Eastern Bluebird

Species Spotlight: Eastern Bluebird

This pair of Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) were in a walnut tree in early winter. We see them randomly throughout winter, not always looking so stern.

Jim Lane, March 18th, 2020

Articles

A Few Summer Favorites

A Few Summer Favorites

As we move on from summer to fall, we thought we would share some photos from Jim Lane, our Board President.

Jim Lane, September 30th, 2020

Freshwater Mussels in the Midwest – Part 2, Weird Facts about Mussels: Siphoning

Freshwater Mussels in the Midwest – Part 2, Weird Facts about Mussels: Siphoning

I’ll cover the fish-host weirdness in another article, but this one will describe something that must come before a mussel gets around to reproduction – feeding itself.

Anthony Sasson, August 26th, 2020

Freshwater Mussels in the Midwest - Part 1

Freshwater Mussels in the Midwest - Part 1

Are the mussels in this photo just “living rocks?” Or are they perhaps excellent indicators of the long-term health of our streams and rivers?

Anthony Sasson, June 1st, 2020

A Few Words from our Board: 
Life is Good

A Few Words from our Board: Life is Good

Now freed from the endless treadmill of getting grants and writing papers so that I could get more grants and write more papers, I have retired to life on the farm.

Susan Fisher, March 10th, 2020