Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ 1-4 pm
Do you enjoy seeing monarch butterflies? Do your grandchildren count the spots on ladybugs? Are your kids curious about the natural world around them? Explore the wonderful world of invertebrates at Wehr Nature Center’s Bug Day celebration! Show, Tell, and Touch displays will include live invertebrates found throughout Wisconsin and across the globe.
Invertebrates are overlooked and under-appreciated but, they are essential pollinators, decomposers, food for critters (and people), and so much more. Learn how insects help us and how you can help the insects at Bug Day 2016.
- Join the “Bug Whisperer” for his high energy show (at 1:30 pm) “Who Wants to be an Entomologist?” You’ll love this hands on tour of the stranger-than-fiction world of insects and insect relatives! (Weather permitting)
- Sample Creepy Crawly Cuisine Cooked by Chef Bill (yes, we will be cooking bugs)
- Meet live cockroaches, walking sticks, and praying mantids in the live insect zoo.
- Meet renowned Lepidopterist (Butterfly specialist) Phil Holzbauer and his exhibit featuring Butterflies from around the World.
- Learn how to turn your back yard into a butterfly garden. Insect experts will be on hand to answer your bugging questions
- Take your family on an insect discovery walk and catch some local arthropods.
- Meet a Bed Bug Sniffing Dog. Cute and cuddly, but when it comes to bed bugs, its all business.
- Bring the camera as Kids get to dress up as their favorite bug with Dr. Arthra Pod
$3 per person
$2 FOW members
$3 parking fee