Thursday, August 26, 2010

18th Annual Bug Fest this Sunday! FREE Family Fun!

Come one, come all to Southeastway Park's 18th annual Bug Fest!!!! THE event of the season. Last year we had over 2,000 visitors to this event.

There are over 20 stations to visit with lots of things to do and see. One that will be here this year is the scorpions. (No, not the band The Scorpions, though that would be cool, too. :) Some of the scorpions floresce, giving off a eerie blue color, when viewed with UV light.
Bug Man Bill will be back with his extensive collection of insects from all over the world.
Try some edible insects at the Bug Cafe'. The chocolate ones are actually quite tasty. Then again, pretty much anything will taste good covered in chocolate. :)

For the brave ones, check out the Taratula Teacher, Barbara Reger. She brings an extensive collection of live tarantulas and some will be able to see what it feels like to hold one. Cool stuff!
Plus many more stations of fun! Make a buzzy bee hummer at the crafts station, learn about monarch migration, and stroll through our butterfly tent. Learn all about bed bugs, Emerald Ash Borer, and mosquitoes. Watch the Indianapolis Flycaster tie fishing flies, visit the Indy Parks Water Education Trailer, and see insects up close. Ask and entomologist questions, see bugs from the past at bygone bugs, and see how far you can spit a cricket! So much to do and see!
Bug Fest is at Southeastway Park, 5624 S. Carroll Rd, New Palestine, IN 46163. The event takes place Sunday 1-5 pm.
And a special thank you to all our volunteers. We could not do this without all your expertise and help. Thank you sooooo much!!!

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