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Bug Hunt, Identification and Drawing

Bug Hunt, Identification and Drawing


  • clean jar with lid with holes pokes in it
  • insect field guide for your area
  • paper and colored pencils

1. Explore your green area and look in the grass and bushes for grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, etc.
2. After capturing one, see if you can identify it using the bug book.
3. Then draw your bug and label it if you can.

For extra help drawing your insects, do to our Drawing Insects section.


Bug Hunt, Identification and Drawing

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