There are birds, butterflies, and maybe even rabbits that visit your yard. But under the ground in the soil, is where all the action is at. Gallery Interpreter Rebecca shows us how to capture these creatures and do field work right in your own back yard. Collecting these creatures increases our knowledge of the world’s biodiversity. Insects and other invertebrates make up the majority of life on the planet and we are no where near knowing how many species there are. Continuing to collect insects and studying museum collections reveals new taxa all the time. For example, Dr. Sheffield has found good evidence for a new species of bumble bee from northern Canada that would not have been revealed if specimens had not been collected!