Insects are awesome! If you’re interested in insects, you’ll love these links to learn more about the world’s most abundant life form:
- Let’s Talk About Insects is a neat interactive site (from the University of Illinois) where you meet CP Ant and he teaches you the basics in entomology
- Looking for some cool stuff for learning how to pin insects? How about a collecting net or a microscope? Try BioQuip Products, Carolina Supply, Ward’s Science, or Insect Lore
- Did you know that lots of people eat insects? Learn more about entomophagy here with recipes, a great blog, and entomophagy.com.
- How about getting a pet insect? You can collect your own or buy some from a reputable store.
- Insects are great for your garden. You can learn how to put in plants that are good for pollinators and also how to use bio-control in the garden.
- Become a pest detective. Learn more about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in your home or your school.
GROUPS TO WATCH
You’ve likely heard a lot about protecting pollinators. Many organizations exist to help you keep track of your favorite insects. For starters, check out