While sometimes mistaken for cicadas, dobsonflies are a unique aquatic insect and one often tied and used by fly anglers. They are also the focus of National Geographic’s Freshwater Species of the Week.
With growing demands of funding for fish and wildlife management but with decreasing hunting and fishing license revenue, agencies have to look for new strategies to cover costs of conservation. “If you don’t maintain the quantity and quality of habitat, you don’t have wildlife, and without wildlife and people interested in it, conservation loses,” comments Wyoming Wildlife Federation director Steve Kilpatrick. Via High Country News.