Bugs in Our Garden!

Summer garden students could hardly contain their excitement as they turned over rocks, looked under plants and dug in the soil in order to observe the abundance of bugs living in and around their school gardens. They compared the creatures they captured to pictures that revealed which ones were beneficial to the garden and which could cause the garden harm. Students learned that bees and butterflies are important pollinators, that ladybugs, praying mantis, lacewing and dragonflies eat harmful insects like aphids, flies and mosquitos and that many beetles are helpful because they consume harmful insect larva and decaying matter in the soil.

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