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Saving the Bumble Bees Issue Date: 07-09-2017

Cool Spots image Bumble Bee Watch, bumblebeewatch.org, is committed to the conservation of bumble bees, and you can help by using your digital camera! With a parentís permission, create a free account, then grab your camera and snap a picture when you spot a bee or a nest in your backyard, the park or around your community. Record a Sighting by uploading your photograph and details about its location. Researchers use your reports to locate rare species and endangered populations. Learn to identify more than 40 different Bumble Bee Species. Find tips about how to take a good bumble bee photo in Resources.

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Insect Games Issue Date: 08-28-2016

Cool Spots imageLearn about the insects living in your backyard at Pest World for Kids, pestworldforkids.org/games. Have you ever looked at a bug and wondered what it would look like with different parts? Design your own species of insect in Bug Builder, then save your picture to the Gallery. Navigate the world of a house ant in Archibaldís Adventure, encountering the hazards ants find unappealing so you can keep these critters out of your home! As Pest Detective, try to identify which pest caused a house to collapse. Then, in the Case of the Gruesome Bite, examine the location and find clues to solve the mystery.

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Meet Wasps Issue Date: 06-05-2016

Cool Spots imageAre you afraid of wasps? While most people fear them, you may be surprised to know that these critters serve useful purposes in nature. Enter the Wonderful World of Wasps, amnh.org/explore/ology/zoology/wonderful-world-of-wasps, to learn more about these interesting insects. In You Are the Queen, youíll be in charge of building a strong colony. Read facts about the wasp life cycle to help you make decisions along the way. Next, meet Carly, a student at the American Museum of Natural History. She has written a comic book series detailing how she went from insect-hater to entomologist.

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Lighting Up the Night Issue Date: 06-02-2013

Cool Spots imageHelp scientists gather research from your own backyard when you join the Firefly Watch, legacy.mos.org/
. If you can commit to spending 10 minutes in your backyard one evening each week throughout the summer, you can become a citizen scientist. Did you know that there is more than one type of firefly? Visit the Virtual Habitat to learn to identify the three main groups by flash color, pattern and location. Did you know that fireflies are not bugs or flies, but beetles? Read more about this and other fascinating facts when you visit Understanding Fireflies.

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Totally Buggin' Issue Date: 02-03-2013

Cool Spots imageAustralia's Museum Victoria explains the creepy crawly creatures we call Bugs, museumvictoria.com.au/bugs. Did you know there are more than 10 million species of bugs? They haven't all been discovered yet, so you might be able to find a new one in your own backyard! Bugs Are Amazing, and you will be impressed when you see their Bug Homes. Humans aren't the only engineers; insects create mounds, tunnels and nests with materials they gather. Now try to catch some bugs for the cabinet at the museum in the Bug Catcher Game. The Field Guide can help if you get into a jam.

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