Erin M Mills

One Small Win For Monarch Butterflies! The Best Eastern Migration in Ten Years
February 25, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

In a year full of bad headlines involving insects (insects populations declining globally, National Butterfly Center, one of America’s richest butterfly habitats threatened by Trump’s wall, Western migratory monarch population drops by 87%), one ray of light stands out, giving us a shimmer of hope: The Mexican migratory monarch population is seeing it’s highest numbers […]

Weird And Unexpected Pollinators Who Help Keep Our World’s Ecosystems Going!
July 11, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  With National Pollinator Week behind us, it may be easy to focus on other issues and forget that pollinators need our help to bounce back. While many people only envision little honeybees when they think about pollinators, they couldn’t be a more diverse group of animals, including mammals, birds, insects, and even reptiles! Here […]

Bugs on Wheels has Gotten an Upgrade!
May 7, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

In 2018, Bugs on Wheels turned 12! For 12 years, Cockrell Butterfly Center and HMNS Education staff members have been driving amazing bugs all over the state of Texas and beyond to teach your kids how to love them. I started the program in 2006 with my entomological counterpart Laurie Pierrel. I would spend my […]

Floating Fire Ants – STAY AWAY!
September 1, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    In the wake of hurricane Harvey, you may have heard rumors of floating fire ant rafts in the flood waters. Well, it’s not a rumor at all. The ability to bind together and form rafts to combat flooding is one of the adaptations that make the red imported fire ant such a resilient invasive pest. […]



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