Blue Fungus, Red Forests

July 29, 2010
They're small -- about the size of a grain of rice -- but the tiny pine bark beetle has killed over three million acres of lodgepole pine in Colorado and Wyoming.

In this Science Bite, Museum scientist Frank Krell explains how the combination of pine bark beetles, fungus, and people have turned many of the green forests in Colorado into a blanket of rust red.

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