Holly Menninger

About Holly Menninger

As Director of Public Science, Holly coordinates our empire of citizen science projects and manages the online science communication here at Your Wild Life. An entomologist by training, she’s a science communicator by passion and practice.

Meet Your Mites: Family Style

Over the last few months, our first cohort of Students Discover Kenan Fellows have been busy in their classrooms piloting and refining the citizen science [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00 March 11th, 2015|

Cat Tracker Launches Down Under

We’re pleased to announce that Cat Tracker has landed in Oz! Last week, our colleague Philip Roetman and team from the Discovery Circle, a citizen [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|

Why We #CitSci

Your Wild Life is relocating to the West Coast this week to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Citizen Science Association in San Jose, [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00 February 10th, 2015|

A Heart-to-Heart with Rob Dunn

We're excited for the upcoming release of Rob Dunn's new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, on February 3! After taking on the [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00 January 27th, 2015|

ICYMI: Holiday Break Edition

Happy New Year! Classes are back in swing today here at NC State and we’re slowly but surely digging ourselves out from under the pile [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:52+00:00 January 7th, 2015|

Meet the Cleanup Crew

Last week, you heard A LOT about the important role arthropods (particularly ants) play in removing food waste from the street medians and parks of [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:52+00:00 December 11th, 2014|

Navel-gazing Newsflash

A few quick updates on Belly Button Biodiversity and related projects: Azeen Ghorayhshi recently wrote a short bit for Wired Magazine UK recently about Belly [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:53+00:00 November 17th, 2014|

Navel-gazing in NYC

We’re headed back to the Big Apple this week – this time, not in search of ants, but BELLY BUTTONS. We’re launching a new research [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|

Happy National Cat Day!

Apparently, cat fanciers love celebrating their feline friends with official holidays. A few months ago we were celebrating World Cat Day (August 8, 2014). And [...]

By | 2014-10-29T12:07:07+00:00 October 29th, 2014|

Buzz Kill

One of the joys of being the resident entomologist in my family and circle of friends is that I frequently receive “What’s this bug?” texts [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:55+00:00 September 18th, 2014|

Urban Cicada Safari

On September 2, as the 9-5ers emptied out of downtown Raleigh, we gathered near the State Legislature Building to embark on an urban insect adventure. [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:56+00:00 September 12th, 2014|

Good News: We’ve all got mites!

Over the last year and a half, hundreds of you volunteered to have your faces scraped for science. In looking at the contents of your [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:56+00:00 August 27th, 2014|