MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Garden Gate

5. Get Buggy

Beginner Level

  • There are way more insects doing good things for us than insects “bugging” us. Create an insect journal and make a list of some of the ways that insects help.

Intermediate Level

  • Go out to your yard or garden and observe all the insects you see. Look on flowers, under rocks, and on trees. Write down your observations in your journal.

Expert Level

  • Identify the insects you saw. You can use the Internet, ask your mentoring sister or an adult, or look them up in a field guide or encyclopedia. In your journal, make sure to keep track of what you learn.

January, 2012 Edition