This episode of The Children’s Hour will bug you! We get bugged with the ABQ Biopark’s Curator of Entomology, Jason Schaller. Jason’s passion for insects is infectious. We explore Jason’s stand out, favorite bugs around North America region by region. Plus we hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about the plight of insects around the world. Mixed with great music, jokes, and plenty of kids commentary to entertain and educate children of all ages.


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01:05Hairy Little Bug (Dancing on My Toilet)Danny WeinkaufDinosaurs and Metaphors2020 Red Pants Music
04:50There Ain't No Bugs On MeDavid Grisman & Jerry GarciaNot for Kids Only1993 Acoustic Disc
02:15Billy The BeeThe BeatBudsThe BeatBuds Vol 12018 The BeatBuds
01:57Katy CaterpillarKey Wilde & Mr. ClarkeAnimal Tales2014 Worm Hole Productions
02:43Bug PatrolMr KneelMr Kneel's the Littleague2008 Mr Kneel
04:03Bug OutThe Pop UpsAppetite For Construction2014 Pop Up City Records
00:58I'd Hug a Bug If I CouldTimothy FinnWildflowers2014 Various Artists
01:39A Flea and a Fly In a FlueCathy Fink & Marcy MarxerRockin' the Uke2011 Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
02:40Slugs & BugsWalkin' Jim StoltzA Kid for the Wild1990 Wild Wind Records
03:12The Itsy Bitsy Spider Took the 'A' TrainThe Big Kidz BandIndian Elephant Tea (Special Edition) [feat. Skip Ewing]2010 Write! Records
01:17Flight of the BumblebeeIsaac Stern, Milton Katims & Columbia Symphony OrchestraIsaac Stern: 'Humoresque' - Favorite Violin Encores (Expanded Edition)1973, 1998 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / Originally released 1963 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
02:08Lady BugThe Terrible TwosIf You Ever See an Owl...2007 BMG Rights Management (US) LLC d/b/a Vagrant Records

Below are photos of the insects mentioned on the show. In order from left to right, top to bottom, these are: Elephant Stag Beetle, Luna Moth, Regal Moth, Hickory Horn Devil (Regal moth caterpillar), Hawk Moth, Atlas Moth, Eastern Hercules Beetle, Two Stripe Stick Insect, Rain Beetle, Giant Silk Moth, Bombardier Beetle, Tarantula Hawk Wasp