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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

A Riverbank Clean Up of Confluence Park

A Riverbank Clean Up of Confluence Park

Lower Olentangy Watershed and Midwest Biodiversity Institute invite you to participate in A Riverbank Cleanup of Confluence Park on Saturday, April 18th from 12-4 pm.

Alex Roller-Knapp, March 5th, 2020

Articles

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

Admin Day in the Field II

Admin Day in the Field II

One day, management asked if I was interested in getting out from behind the front desk and helping our fish crew in the field. Yes!! I jumped at the chance.

Emily Frechette, February 26th, 2020

Training is Important... Very Important!

Training is Important... Very Important!

MBI will offer a variety of training classes in aquatic bioassessment ranging from professional level courses to training for those who are interested in what has become known as “citizen science”.

Chris Yoder, February 6th, 2020