AY Honors/Insects - Advanced
Dig deeper into the world of insects as you learn more about them. Some insects have social lives, and some are ruled only by females!
Investiture Achievement Connection: This Honor is related to the Investiture Achievement requirements for WILDERNESS RANGER Nature Study which require (as one of two options) an insect collection which is a good start on Requirement 2 of this Honor. The Insects - Advanced Honor is a popular choice for the Level 2 or 3 Nature Honor required of WILDERNESS RANGERS but the basic Insects Honor is only Skill Level 1 so does not meet the requirement.
The Challenging Part
The most challenging requirement of this honor is probably this:
2. Do one of the following:
- a. Add to your collection 50 species of insects representing at least ten different orders. Labels must include collector's name, date, locality, order, family, and genus or species level name. (Carelessly mounted or broken specimens are not acceptable.)
- b. Add to your colored drawings or paintings 50 species of insects, representing at least ten different orders. Drawings or paintings need to be life size or larger, to show the details of small insects, and in natural coloring. Label drawings with date, order, family, and genus or species level name.
- c. Add to your colored photographs 50 species of insects, representing at least ten different orders. All pictures are to be in focus, close-ups and properly labeled, showing where photographed, the date photographed, and order, family, and genus or species level name.