Prairie Biological Diversity

Every year when I mow paths in the Clubhouse Field I set the tractor bucket to catch seeds, leaves and critters.  This video clip and picture doesn’t come close to showing the diversity of insects, larvae, spiders, worms and ticks that get collected.  The bucket is just a moving mass of insects like the massive praying mantis to spiders so small you can barely identify them without magnification.  Lots of bird feed crawling around out there.