Who doesn’t like bugs?! Macroinvertebrates are a fascinating look into how nature works. Watch the video below to learn about the life cycle a few different bugs, and how their behavior differs between bug type and even between bug life stages. In this video, Matt also introduces the idea of Indicator Species as well as what that means for bugs, and for us. 

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Now that you’ve watched the video, click on the links below for some fun indoor and outdoor activities:

View or print this PDF to explore ways to use what you just learned: Printable Macroinvertebrates PDF

Interested in seeing the mayfly life cycle unfold? Watch them flying around, hatching eggs in their natural habitat in this YouTube video: Mayfly Life Cycle

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