Iowa Bug Lady MJ Hatfield

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63-year old MJ Hatfield’s passion is insects (and the plants they love to eat). We spend a day with this citizen entomologist as she searches for new bugs in the Iowa woods and prairie, photographs bugs she’s already found with her special high-powered microscope and rummages through her bug collection in the freezer. She also shows us where she’s rearing a brand new species of insect that she discovered in her own backyard.

Originally aired on American Public Media kids’ science podcast Brains On!