NBP in the news: The Creepy Crawlie Collector

The creepy crawlie collector

Crystal Ernst is spending her summer chronicling Kugluktuk’s shifting array of insects

(Jane George, Nunatsiaq News, July 19, 201o)
Dragonflies and grasshoppers.

 When you picture these two insects, you probably imagine them in a tropical climate— or at least some place in southern Canada.

 But now you can find both of these warmth-loving insects in the western Nunavut community of Kugluktuk, along with a variety of beetles, spiders, bumble bees and, of course, biting flies and mosquitoes.

The healthy and numerous bug population of Kugluktuk is one reason why Crystal Ernst, a graduate student from Montreal’s McGill Univ., came to the community this summer to collect insects and spiders.

Read the full article at Nunatsiaq News Online 

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