LTER Road Trip – Publication of the Road Trip Story Map

  From mountains to deserts, marshes to forests, urban rivers to so much more, the LTER Road Trip led me to 17 ecological sites across the United States. To see the full map, blogs, and photos, check out the story map by clicking here.

LTER Road Trip – Busy Bees

In a grassy clearing between crop hectares at the Kellogg Biological Station LTER, Dr. Nick Haddad, Principle Investigator, stares into the dark recesses of a bee box, set a few feet off the ground. The research team places the bees here while they’re still in cocoons. When they hatch, the bees gather fluorescent yellow, powdered…

LTER Road Trip – Conservation, Agriculture, and Michigan Farmers

Puffy clouds skirt the late summer sky, occasionally dumping a shower on our heads while Dr. Doug Landis and I walked between the crop rows at the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Michigan. Breezes ruffled the soybean leaves like waves, but few insects or birds zipped through the sky above the crops. Near the corn…