Funk’s Mineral Museum

We toured Funk’s Mineral Museum (near Shirley, Illinois) in mid-March. Here is a video summary of our tour. We hope you will be able to join us for our April tour of Revis Hill Nature Preserve. Overview of our March, 2019 field...

Angella Moorehouse – February, 2019

Angella Moorehouse provided a presentation and discussion about her work with insect pollinators in central and west central Illinois. Here is a short video clip discussing the highlights of her presentation. Many thanks to Angella for making the trek from her home to...

2019 meetings

We met in January and established the our tentative event schedule for 2019. These are listed below. All events start on Saturday at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you at these events. You can also find us on Meetup...

Singing Woods – October, 2018

Our group visited Singing Woods on October 20, 2018. This is one of the few places in central Illinois where hunters are not allowed (which is why we visit – we don’t like to get shot at *grin*). This is a brief overview of our trip. We hope you enjoy the...

Rock Island Trail – July, 2018

Although I was not able to participate in this field trip, Bill McKay shared a number of his photos. This video is a brief overview of some of the insects observed at the Rock Island Trail Park in July, 2018. Many thanks to Bill for allowing us to use his photos. We...

February meeting – Mark DuBois – BMNH trip

On February 17, 2018, I provided an overview of my July, 2017 trip to various locations in the U.K. (including the British Museum of Natural History in London and the British Museum of Natural History in Tring). I also visited Kew Gardens and many other places....

2018 meetings

We met in January and established the our tentative event schedule for 2018. These are listed below. All events start on Saturday at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you at these events. You can also find us on Meetup...

Singing Woods – October, 2017

Our group of entomologists visited Singing Woods (Peoria Co., Illinois) in October. Although I was in Abu Dhabi, Frank Hitchell took a number of photos. We hope you enjoy this short overview of the excursion. Perhaps you will be inspired to join us on one of our trips...

Farmdale Park – July, 2017

Although I was in London, members of our central Illinois entomology group too a field trip to Farmdale Park in July, 2017. Frank Hitchell took a number of photos and I created this video of the trip for the group. Hopefully, it gives you some idea of what the...

Matthiessen State Park

We visited Matthiessen State Park in central Illinois On Saturday, June 17, 2017. In addition to taking a number of photos (which are presented below), I also took several 360 degree photos with my Ricoh Theta S camera. Here are a couple of 360 degree photos. This one...