Grab a sweep net and join us capturing some grasshoppers. We will teach you about how these six-legged herbivores are adapted to their habitat and their role in the food web. Pre-registration required. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE to register COVID-19 Tips on the Trails Social Distance (6 ft) Carry hand sanitizer
September 15, 2021Michael Perez
The prairie is full of life. Grasshoppers and leaf hoppers are in abundance as well as flying insects. Join us for a hike as we use sweep nets to capture inhabitants among the grasses. We will learn how they are important to the balance of this ecosystem. Pre-registration required. $5 (with ...
July 2, 2020Michael Perez
Bring your kids that are knee high to a grasshopper and learn about grasshoppers that are hopping around the prairie. Pre-registration required. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. COVID Guidelines: Masks are to be worn during the program Social distance yourself between each other Click HERE to Register!
June 29, 2020Michael Perez
During the winter months, insects were out of sight and out of mind. With temperatures warming up, we will begin to see them crawling, jumping, and flying. Come along as we search for emerging insects. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE to Register
April 6, 2019Michael Perez
Walk through the prairie and you may notice butterflies and dragonflies. At the same time, you will miss some other insects and arachnids important to this sea of grass. Join us and search for the small wildlife we may miss with our eyes, but catch with a sweep net. Pre-registration ...
March 14, 2019Michael Perez
As temperatures begin to dip for the fall and winter, finding insects is not as easy as it was in the summer. Take a hike with a naturalist and search for the last of the insects. Bring water and dress for the weather. Pre-registration recommended. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click ...
October 7, 2018Michael Perez
It is very easy to miss tiny and numerous insects as you hike the trails. Join us as we use sweep nets to catch leaf hoppers, grasshoppers, dragonflies, and more. $5 (with paid admission)/ MEMBERS FREE. REGISTER
September 30, 2018Michael Perez
Grasshoppers are important to the balance of the prairie habitat. Learn about their natural history and search for the many species found across the Refuge. $5(with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click Here to Register
July 1, 2018Michael Perez
Grasshoppers are the long jumpers of the prairie. Bring your 3-5 year olds to play games, make a craft, and go looking for these high flying hoppers. Pre-registration required. $8 PER CHILD (with paid admission)/MEMBERS $5. Click HERE to register
June 22, 2018Michael Perez