Discover Urban Insects!


Download the application “Seek” or borrow an insect field guide from the library and use those to identify FIVE insects in or around your home! Take notes on what you see to help you identify them next time!

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19 minutes, 19 seconds

Join Liz and Dr. Aimée Thomas on a hunt for insects at City Park in New Orleans!



Activity Focus:

  • Outdoor space
  • Long pants (to protect you from biting insects)
  • Container with a lid

  • Magnifying glass

  • Practice your observational skills to find critters and then analyze them to discover what they are.


  1. Now that you watched the video, go outside and do it yourself! Use the different tactics that you learned from Dr. Aimée Thomas.

  1. If you need more resources to help identify your insects or want to learn more about insects in southeastern Louisiana, then visit our web page on arthropods by clicking here..

  1. Once you have collected and identified insects, then release them so they can continue thriving outside. If you would like a more permanent way of remembering your critters, then document them by drawing or taking photos of them. If you find a cool critter feel free to share with us on social media or email the photo to one of our rangers!


Last updated: July 30, 2020

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