Ever since his family moved to Texas, nothing seems to be going right for Bertie. He manages to alienate most of the Science Squad at the first meeting before they even begin their project. And things just keep getting worse. The other Squad members avoid him, and their project, to catch and tag monarch butterflies, proves surprisingly hard. Plus, something strange is going on with the few specimens the Squad does find. With the calendar counting down the days, and the butterflies migrating farther south for the winter, can Bertie solve the mystery and still collect enough butterflies to release at his school's Day of the Dead festival?
Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them.
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