Biology News

Monday, November 21, 2016

In what has become an annual tradition in the Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics, Assistant Professor Chad Heins and Director of IT Services, John Sehloff, took biology students (and a couple of others) out to cut down a Christmas tree for for the building.  This year's tree harvesting was pushed up a day by inclement weather which left us...


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Botany class spent a day at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 15, 2016.  The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory consists of several greenhouses with a large plant collection.  Botany students studied the spore-producing structures of tree ferns and giant horsetails in the fern room.  They also had a chance to...


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Bethany Hawkwatch will kick off a special week of raptor migration counting in observance of the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s (HMANA) International Hawk Migration Week (IHMW). The purpose of IHMW is to raise awareness of hawks, hawk migration, and the HMANA network...


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Bethany Hawkwatch will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Marvin G. Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics on the Bethany Lutheran College campus.  

Chad Heins (Assistant Professor of Biology) will give a brief history of the Hawkwatch project as well as discuss raptor...


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chad Heins (Assistant Professor of Biology) has reason to be excited about the latest news from the Bethany Hawkwatch field site.

The Bethany Hawkwatch counted its 4,100th raptor of the fall season on Friday, November 22, when a Bald Eagle passed over the raptor counters. This marks the third consecutive fall with over 2,000...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

 By Amanda Dyslin for the Mankato Free Press on 9-22-12                                                                                              

The merlin was cruising up a nice little thermal, which is a tunnel of warm air that lifts birdies up into the sky with­out much effort on their...