Ok. So, this isn't insect related, but this kind of weather certainly can have a major impact on crops and entomological studies. Most of the Midwest doesn't experience this kind of weather. However, extreme weather seems to define this region. The top image is a storm front that blew in today. Note the rather large wall of dust that is moving in with it. The bottom video shows the result as the front passed over. I would guess that there was about 15-20 minutes of nothing but dust before a drop of rain fell.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The army cutworm moths (A.K.A., miller moths) continue their increase. Last night an extremely large number of them began settling in the North Platte Valley. Today I took some footage of me spooking the moths out from their resting sites under the overhang at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Sorry for the jittery video, I was taking the video with my phone.