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Insects and other arthropods

Where to observe them

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The conifer forest and the deciduous forest do not shelter the same insects. Look beneath the bark of dead trees, under rocks and in leaf litter.
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (Claude Pilon)

There are insects almost everywhere. You don’t need to go on a safari to see them; there are plenty of them on your balcony or in your backyard. However, if you visit a variety of different habitats, such as a city park, a field, a garden and a marsh, you will notice that different insects prefer each of these habitats. Areas around fields and forests are often home to species that live in both places. This characteristic is highly desirable when choosing an observation site.

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