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We hope you visited us at the Harvard Museum of Natural History's Insect Planet Family Festival!

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News pictureWhat can pollinators tell us about climate change? We initiated a volunteer-based pilot bee monitoring project in the Boston Harbor Islands national park area...More

Long-lost beetle rediscovered after more than 100 years

A tiny ground beetle, Bembidion nigropiceum, not seen in North America since the late 1800s, has resurfaced on the Boston Harbor Islands...More

News & Archives: 2009



Bugfest 2009!

having fun at bugfestOn March 14, 2009, the Harvard Museum of Natural History held Bugfest 2009, a family festival of all things "buggy!" From beetles to scorpions and even non-arthropods, visitors had a chance to learn about all kinds of creatures. With our PredatORPrey cards, bug guides, and *real bugs*, we taught visitors about insect life on the Boston Harbor Islands.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Waterworth of the National Park Service