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Dung beetles are neat.

In May, I wrote a research paper for the entomology class I was taking. I chose the subject of dung beetles. Here’s why:

The dung beetles are of singular interest for many reasons. They keep our planet clean of animal wastes, disperse plant seeds, improve soil quality, control pests, and serve as food for a variety of animals. They are also fun to watch. I wish to introduce many characteristics of the dung beetles, and to describe the religious significance of one species of in particular.

My professor had some nice feedback:

Your paper on Dung Beetles is the best I’ve ever received! I not only enjoyed reading it but also learned much myself – that’s the type of paper I like to read. Thank you.

So I thought I’d share it with you too.

By Dawn Pedersen

Science advocate, web designer, educator, artist, and mommy.

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