A Tarrant County boy who tipped off the Texas A&M Forest Service to the presence of an extremely invasive beetle was honored Wednesday for his efforts.
We first introduced you to 11-year-old Sam Hunt in August after he photographed a strange beetle in his backyard, which he believed to be an Emerald Ash Borer - an invasive insect that has killed millions of ash trees in the United States.
Hunt alerted the Forest Service and they confirmed his findings.
The Texas A&M Forest Service said, "It was the observant eye and curious mind of a young naturalist in Fort Worth that alerted us to the infestation."
Hunt was honored as a Junior Forester Wednesday night.
"For his appreciation of the natural world, tendency to ask questions and courage to get involved," wrote the Forest Service.