Thursday, 23 September 2010 23:04

Look up; there be bugs [Educational Video]

NPR put together a very entertaining cartoon explaining why you can find massive numbers of insects flying along on the wind currents 5,000-10,000 feet up in the air. I’m not talking about big monster flying bugs but rather butterflies, wasps, aphids and ladybugs.

Best fun fact in the video: If you wanted to add up all the bugs in a typical 0.6 square mile column of air you would need to count to at least 3 billion. That happens everyday in June, July and August. Wow.

And here all this time, I thought the sky only belonged to birds and Super Grover.

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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