Burying beetles set loose at Fernald preserve.

Fernald Nature Preserve near Cincinnati will becomes the latest spot in Ohio where conservationists will try to re-establish burying beetles in Ohio.

The American burying beetle was once common in 35 states. In 1989, according to a release, they became the first insect to be named to the federal endangered species list.

Researchers at the Wilds, Ohio State University, the Cincinnati Zoo and the St. Louis Zoo are raising the beetles in captivity and periodically releasing them back into Ohio. Another group of beetles will be released at the Wilds on June 11.

The beetles were to be released at Fernald at 10:30 this morning. To read more about the burying beetle, you can click here. You can also click here to see what the Ohio Division of Wildlife has to say about them.