Entomology is one of the topics covered in the training to become a Master Naturalist, and the importance of insects is becoming more and more evident as the open, natural and wild places of our world become more urbanized and habitats for insects shrink or disappear. Understanding the vital role our pollinators such as native bees play in our lives as humans, for example, is key to knowing why conservation efforts are critically important. We CAN make a difference even in our own backyards! Take a dip into the wonderful world of insects by clicking on one of the picture links below. Learn how to plant pollinator gardens or create insect habitat in your own backyard on our Plants and Gardens page.