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Our biodiversity field guides feature images and information about insects and other invertebrates found on the Boston Harbor Islands. You may view low resolution PDF samples by clicking on the titles below. PDFs will open in a new window.

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Boston Harbor Islands: Guide to creatures of the microwilderness

Millipedes, grasshoppers, and snails, oh my! This guide shows a sampling of the numerous invertebrates found on the Boston Harbor Islands.

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Boston Harbor Islands: Catch the buzz...bees - A guide to bee genera

Did you know that more than 170 species of bees live in Boston Harbor Islands national park area? This guide covers the identification and natural history of 24 groups of closely related species, known as “genera” (singular: genus).