Big, bold and beautiful, you can’t help but notice these striking spiders and their fancy webs.
Flash, flash, flash! A delight to kids and adults, alike. Ever wondered how they do it? Learn about that, and much more.
Jump down to: • Physical description • Social insects, communication • Reproduction • Foods, nests • Defenses • Life cycle Are ants…
Explore these links to learn all you’d like to know about insects and how they benefit a backyard wildlife habitat — and the world!
The insects in our yards perform important work all summer long. Pamper them with extra places for them to hide, lay eggs and overwinter.
Most moths fly at night when it’s too dark to see them. But some are REALLY worth seeing! So look for them in the daytime while they’re resting.
Our world would be very different without insects. They are pollinators, they decompose waste, aerate and fertilize soil, make materials, and more.
It took the nectar from five million flowers to make the pint of honey setting on a kitchen shelf. Honeybees worked from sunup to sundown.
To know insects is to respect them. They’re vital to our planet. Very few are nuisances, most are beneficial or, at least, benign.