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From roaches to termites, bugs are the creepy-crawlers we love to hate. But are they really so bad? It all depends. Get the complete story at Orkin's Dangerous Insects, a buggy Web site with all kinds of information on those icky pests. Proceed with caution to www.orkin.com/learningcenter/kids_and_teachers.aspx and learn about everything from bee stings and Lyme's disease to the bite of the bullet ant. Did you know that an adult tick can live more than 500 days without a meal? Or that house flies are considered a greater threat to human health than most other insects? The site is loaded with incredible facts like these. You'll meet the feared scorpion and discover his hiding places, which include shoes, closets and folded clothes. Or take a stroll with the black widow spider as she builds her nest. Just remember not to fall for the charm of the kissing bug-it's known to bite humans as they sleep.
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Worm is the word at The Adventures of Herman, the Net site dedicated to our favorite creepy-crawlers. Get your own worm's-eye view at www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms. Once here, you'll get the inside scoop on a worm's eating habits, its anatomy, and its place on the food chain. Pass the veggie platter, will ya? At Worm Facts, you'll find out how there can be more than a million earthworms in one acre of land, and other cool tidbits. Or slither out to Herman's Fun Place, where you can write your own worm story, explore the underground in Herman's Tunnel or get crayon crazy at Color Me Herman. Got a wormy question that hasn't been answered? You can always send it to Herman himself. Or follow one of the site's worm links to a wealth of information about this splendid creature. Dive into Herman's Web wormhole now!
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Feelin' a bit froggy? You'll love the offerings at the Exploratorium's Frogs site, a virtual swampland of information on our fave amphibians. Grab a lily pad and float out to www.exploratorium.
edu/frogs an oasis for our hopping green friends. From the mythological toad to the calls of frogs in Puerto Rico's rainforests, the site delivers the facts, and uncovers the myths. You'll visit Rayne, La., also known as Frog City USA, where frog art is plastered across Main Street. Or go back in time to 190 million years ago, when the ancestors of frogs roamed the Earth. Believe it or not, frogs can be found just about anywhere there's fresh water, from the desert to the Arctic. And check out the Frog Tracker, which lets you listen to the calls of different North American frogs. From the bullfrog to the fire-bellied toad, this exhibit is always hopping.
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Whales, bison and jaguars are just a few of the Earth's beautiful creatures that need your attention today. At E-Patrol: Endangered Species Alert, you'll get the lowdown on the world's animals that are threatened by extinction. Safari out to www.epatrol.org to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of these animals. The site takes you across the globe to places like Australia, where you'll enjoy the hiss of the frilled lizard and the cuddly charm of the koala. South of the equator, you'll meet threatened mammals such as the giraffe, the squirrel monkey, the cheetah and the zebra. And closer to home, you'll swim with the alligator and soar with the majestic bald eagle. The site is loaded with sweet graphics and photos. Plus, by taking the E-Patrol pledge, you'll prove to yourself and your friends that you truly can make a difference.
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Thousands of people around the world love bird watching. Just peck in www.birdsource.org and find BirdSource. You get to be a field researcher, reporting the spottings that help ornithologists track and map our feathered friends that are so important to the world's ecology. Where can you whistle with the warblers and find the falcons? BirdSource will show you, with tips for indentifying birds by sight and through helpful recordings of bird calls. Who's been nesting in your back yard or neighborhood park? They want to know! Be sure to keep up-to-date, too, on the discoveries, such as which rare birds have shown up in residential areas, and why some chickadees are having beak troubles.
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