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No group within the animal kingdom is as pervasive as the insect. From the beautiful, to the not so beautiful, these six-legged creatures inhabit nearly every square foot of our landscape. Though we often don't notice them until they invade our homes or gardens, they are constantly at work: eating, laboring, and yes, multiplying.

Each year, the University of Georgia and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia host an unusual event to honor these arthropods. At the Insectival you can get an up-close look at some of these invertebrates, catch a bug race, and for those with an adventurous palette, maybe even have a taste of one!

The art of fly fishing relies heavily on knowing how aquatic insects live. Georgia is home to some of the best fly fishing in the south. But before you get out on the river, you have to know how to tie a good fly. We joined Don Pzfitzer, Joshua Barnett and Chris Scalley for a fly-tying lesson and some fly-fishing on the Chattahoochee River in metro Atlanta.

Related Links

Learn about bugs in the forests.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Trout Unlimited

Find your nearest chapter

Book a guide for your next fly-fishing trip.

Georgia Women Flyfishers

Mission is to introduce and educate women in the sport of flyfishing.

"Hiking Georgia" and "Scenic Driving Georgia"

Books witten by Don Pfitzer

Joshua Barnett maintains a website about flyfishing.

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