Video: Bug Scavenger Hunt

  1. Decide how you want to conduct your bug search. You may choose to catch the bugs and keep them in a container for observation. You might also prefer to just observe the bugs in their environment and then leave them alone. Make sure any bugs you collect aren't held in captivity for too long, and that you return them where you found them!
  2. Review your bug scavenger hunt sheet if you're using it. Think about where these bugs like to hang out. Bees and butterflies can usually be found visiting flowers. Spiders live in webs, and can also be found in soil in garden beds. Worms, slugs, and ants can often be found under big rocks or objects in your yard or garden.
  3. Spend some time looking around outside (and maybe even inside!) for bugs. You might choose to conduct your bug scavenger hunt over the course of several days- bugs can be tricky to find.
  4. You can take photos or draw pictures to document your findings. You might also find bugs that aren't on the scavenger hunt sheet! Use the internet or books to identify bugs you aren't familiar with.