A lot of people think that bugs are nothing but a nuisance and are unimportant. I did so myself. But then I began to think about all the things bugs do. Here are five reasons why bugs are important.
- If it weren’t for bugs such as bees, butterflies, and some types of flies, we couldn’t enjoy the wonderful flowers that give our homes a bit of color and life.
- Many types of bugs provide food for birds, frogs, and fish. If there were no insects, then the cardinals, mockingbirds, and so many others couldn’t feed their hatchlings soft-bodied caterpillars.
- If it weren’t for flies, there would be more stinky trash and animal manure everywhere.
- Without bugs, we wouldn’t enjoy fresh vegetables or fruits like strawberries, apples, or watermelon. What about peas or pumpkins?
- Bugs are so fascinating—the majestic praying mantis and its incredible ability to hunt; the unbelievable butterfly, to be able to transform from a poky caterpillar to a glorious butterfly free from its “prison” in the chrysalis; the golden dragonfly with wings like glass; the shiny green beetle and the spotted ladybug; or the incredibly strong ant.
I definitely think there is more to bugs than meets the eye. I like bugs! Do you?