Synopsis by Sean Hurley
With each episode of the Bug City video series, children ages one through six are introduced to the tiny but diverse world of one-insect species or a group of related species. With the help of hand puppet Bugsy Seagull, Dr. Art Evans, director of the Insect Zoo for Los Angeles' Museum of Natural History, and film star Christina Ricci reveal the habits, diets, adaptations, and life cycles of these creepy-crawly neighbors. Employing the latest advances in microscopic photography, each episode magnifies the day-to-day lives of these amazing creatures, revealing secrets that would be difficult to learn otherwise. The series also includes tips for safely handling insects, and techniques for creating habitats for the various species examined. In Bug City: Beetles, Dr. Art demonstrates the simple steps involved in creating a beetle habitat. Starting with the creation of a meal worm colony (the larval form of a particular beetle variety), children can watch the development of the beetles through their entire life cycle.
educational-television, beetles, bugs, ecology, entomology, habitat [natural], insects, safety, worm [animal]