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Growing With Science Blog · 4d ago

Bug of the Week: On Robin’s Plantain

As I'm running late this week, let's take a look at a couple of insects that enjoy Robin's Plantain (Erigeron pulchellus). How about a tarnished plant bug? Or an Asian Multicolored Lady Beet...
Growing With Science Blog · 1W ago

Bug of the Week: Queen Butterfly Emerges

There's always something going on on our rush milkweed plants. We've been watching a chrysalis that's attached to one of the stems. Can you guess what kind of butterfly it belongs to? This m...
Growing With Science Blog · 2W ago

Bug of the Week: Bark Lice or Tree Cattle

What would you do if you saw a cluster of these insects on your tree? They do look a bit odd, like creatures from a Dr. Seuss book with yellow and black striped pajamas . No worries, though....
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

Butterfly (and Moth) Papercrafts for National Moth Week

To finish up our celebration of National Moth Week, let's take a look at the fun hands-on activity book for kids, Butterfly Papercrafts: 21 Indoor Projects for Outdoor Learning by Sal Levins...
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

Bug of the Week: Tufted Bird Dropping Moth

For National Moth Week we have a moth with an awesome name: The Tufted Bird Dropping Moth,  Cerma cerintha. It is a type of noctuid or owlet moth. Moths are often all about camouflage and th...
Growing With Science Blog · 4W ago

Tiger Moths for National Moth Week

This year tiger moths are the featured insects for National Moth Week in 2017. Tiger and Tussock moths - Family Erebidae The tiger moths and tussock are a diverse group and they names are in...
Growing With Science Blog · 4W ago

National Moth Week Starts Today

National Moth Week starts today, July 22, and runs through 30, 2017.  It is a great opportunity to investigate moths, as well as to begin to appreciate their unique strengths and beauty.   L...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

#Kidlit Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Did you know today is the 48th anniversary of the first moon walk on July 20, 1969? The lunar landing inspired many children to consider careers in science and math. Let's take a look at a b...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: In the Blueberry Patch

So, what do you bring with you to pick blueberries? Of course you need your hat and buckets. But you also might want your camera. Why? You might need to take a few photographs of the blueber...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: All About Assassin Bugs

We have shown photographs of assassin bugs before, but let's learn more about them. (Assassin Bug Egg Mass by Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology) Assassin bugs start out as eggs like the ones above...