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We found a Blue Morpho dragonfly in the Amazon Rainforest!
What’s the difference between a kissing bug, an assassin bug or a leaf-footed bug?
We found a caterpillar! Then it turned into a pupa. What could it be?
Bug Blast at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington is an incredible event filled with insects, arthropods, experts and people who are excited to learn.
Going on a bug hunt but can’t find any animals? There’s always an evidence of insects or other arthropods that is left behind. Plus, learn what insect poo is called! Frass!
The Bug Chicks were featured on the “But Why Kids” Radio Show, answering questions about bees, wasps and other insects!
Flowers attract insects. We take an up-close look at their structures using the Celestron FlipView microscope.
While out looking for insects in the spring, we ran into some lichen diversity. Shots taken with the Celestron FlipView microscope.
The Bug Chicks explore a few pollinating insects using the Celestron FlipView microscope.
Sexual dimorphism is where the male and females look visibly different. There are many insects that exhibit this trait.
The insects of the world are a riot of color! Using a microscope, The Bug Chicks explore structural color, scales, pigment and hairs on insects.
Looking at the best arthropod pictures from our Celestron microscopes. These bugs are beautiful up-close!
Take a look at the shed exoskeleton of a large tarantula! We look at fangs, eyes and inner structures of a Brazilian black and white tarantula.
Using the Celestron FlipView microscope, we explore different body parts. It’s not pretty, but it sure is interesting!
We found a little house centipede in the office. People are terrified of these animals, but they are harmless! In fact, they are good little pest control operators for your house.
What happens when insects are exposed to light? How can we better see them in the dark?
As the leaves turn colors in the fall, we can find a lot of interesting leaf morphologies- and a few white flies.
Millipedes have two pairs of legs per fused segment and some really interesting defenses!
Need some DIY bug or insect Halloween costumes that raise the bar a bit? We’ve got you covered.
Isopods (also called roly-polys) are crustaceans! Did you know that there are orange species?
We discover some mites living under the pronoun of a dung beetle specimen!
Looking for a fun and easy bug/insect related craft to do this weekend? These window wings are perfect! And they are long-lasting while still being easy to remove.
Learn about arthropods, like amphipods and barnacles, that can be found on the beach shore.
Did you know not all fireflies make light and glow?
Meet Hildegard Oberhofer, Kristie Reddick’s Grandmother and one fo teh first two female air traffic controllers in the 1940s. She is the reason that pilots have to listen to controllers after a plane crashed into the Empire State Building. She was pioneer for women in STEM careers.