Although not as “charismatic” to many people as mammals, insects make up the largest group in the phylum known as arthropods (spineless animals with an exterior skeleton) and have many members that are beneficial to humans, from bees to silkworms.
Join entomologist Richard Lewis in the Exploring Insects virtual nature walk as he outlines the many insects you may observe locally and opens a new world of discovery.
After watching the virtual nature walk, find a set of resources and activities on the page below.
These citizen science projects represent ways you can help pollinators.
Richard Lewis has two young entomologists (his two boys) in his family, so he made these suggestions of activities that his children have enjoyed: