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      Preschoolers got a click out of lesson on nature

      Preschoolers got a click out of Monday morning's session of the Knee High Naturalists Group

      Preschoolers got a click out of Monday's lesson on nature.

      That's what happened at Monday morning's session of the Knee High Naturalists Group. The Missouri Department of Conservation taught the kids all about beetles.

      Kids heard the story of "The Very Clumsy Click Beetle."

      They also learned about how to recognize types of beetles and their different personalities.

      Everything from clicking and flipping over to spraying for defense.

      "The range of beetles, they'll eat almost anything. They're an important part of the environment by keeping it cleaned up. They're part of nature's cleaning crew. There's beetles like the lady bug who help control some of the plant pests," said Amanda Moore of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

      The kids next got to make their own click beetles to take home.

      In two weeks, the kids will learn something new about frogs and amphibians.