The Wild

They are out there. On this page I will show you how to find water bears, what is needed to get ready and what you will need to observe them.


All tardigrades are aquatic. They need to be in water to live, to find food, to breathe, to reproduce, and to move. There are marine, freshwater, and limno-terrestrial species. For the safari we look for them in water droplets trapped in the space between the leaves of moss cushions


Water bears are very sensitive to polutants and thus can be used to assess the health of the environment. Observing tardigrades over time in the same location will be fundamental.

Water bear locations in CT.

This section is still under construction!