There Goes the Neighborhood

ENVIRONMENT Cockroaches have neighborhoods, too. At least in New York City, where researchers are conducting a citizen-science project to trace the insects’ diverse ancestry and migration patterns. The geno-cockroach project? (National Geographic News) Squash a bug, for SCIENCE. Then use our resources to find other citizen science projects. Discussion Ideas New York City’s three “cockroach communities” identified in the Nat Geo News article are the … Continue reading There Goes the Neighborhood

#GreatNature: The Beauty of a Bug

This blog post was written by Alecia Jurado, former Great Nature Project intern. We’re sharing National Geographic staff and friends’ stories about nature to celebrate the Great Nature Project. To share your own nature photos of plants and animals with National Geographic, visit  It’s 9:45 PM and I’ve found myself stranded in my room after a certain encounter with an unexpected visitor in my bathroom … Continue reading #GreatNature: The Beauty of a Bug