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Isla's Nature AdventureVideos

Take a journey with Isla "Nature Treasure Hunter" as she sets out on her adventures to discover and celebrate all of nature's beautiful creations  There is so much life around us that we do not take notice and each one has a unique story to tell.  Whether it's in her backyard, a bike, car or plane ride away, as long as it is a part of nature it's worth a second look.  Experience all the magic of her nature discoveries.


Long Island is a densely populated island stretching east from New York City widely viewed as New York’s suburbia.  Despite the proximity to human activity, nature is resilient and if you know where to look, there are always interesting things to find.  In addition, there are many institutions that promotes wildlife education and beaches that support local ecology.  

Up Close with Cicada Killer Wasps and Interesting Facts About Them
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Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada mating calls are a familiar sound in the summer months. Where there are cicadas, there are usually cicada killer wasp who will drag them down from the tree tops to their underground burrows. The cicadas are paralyzed and become a meal for their offsprings when they hatch.  Learn all about these giant wasps and see them built their nests, provision it with cicadas and more.