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Birding and Forest Connection

Join experts Joy Mittig and Doug Reeves for a morning of forestry and birdwatching! The event starts with a presentation on forestry practices in the PRC and how they impact […]

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Astronomy Lore and Legends

Join Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams at the Discovery Center for a riotous ride through the ages, following Odysseus through the stars and imaginations of some of history's most […]

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Dr. Phil Myers Insect Collection

Phil Myers is a retired professor of mammalogy from University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His special areas of interest include small mammal populations in Michigan’s northern lower Peninsula and the effects of climate change on the range of those populations.

A colleague introduced Dr. Myers to the variety and beauty of insects in our area, and he now dedicates many hours to macrophotography of these creatures. He donated his stunning photographs of those insects, with identifying information, to the Discovery Center for unlimited use.

Dr. Myers does much of his field work on both small mammals and insects in the Pigeon River Country State Forest. His family has deep and historic ties to Otsego County.


Beetles (Coleoptera)

Book Lice and Barkflies (Psocoptera)

Bugs (Hemiptera)

Caddisflies (Trichoptera)

Cockroaches (Blattodea)

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata)

Earwigs (Dermaptera)

Fishflies and Alderflies (Megaloptera)

Flies (Diptera)

Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera)

Jumping Bristletails (Microcoryphia)

Lacewings, Antlions, and Mantidflies (Neuroptera)

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera)

Preying Mantis (Mantodea)

Scorpionflies (Mecoptera)

Silverfish and Firebrats (Zygentoma)

Stick Insects (Phasmida)

Stoneflies (Plecoptera)

Wasps, Bees, and Ants (Hymenoptera)

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