Whether you love them or you are bothered by them, insects are important. You can see them in your garden, on trees, on television shows, and even in zoos. Bring your 3 - 5 year olds to discover the world of insects. We will play a game, make a craft, ...
August 16, 2019Michael Perez
Join us after hours as we search and listen to a symphony of night songs from our nocturnal insects. From cicadas to crickets, learn the reason behind their melodies. Meet at the Front Gate. Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS $5. Click HERE to Register.
June 27, 2019Michael Perez
Have you ever wondered why insect bodies are so hard? Join us and learn about everything that makes an insect an insect. We will also go out and catch some insects and identify them and make a praying mantis craft. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE ...
June 8, 2019Michael Perez
Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike to explore the grasshoppers residing on the prairie and forest margins. You will be surprised at all the different species we have and their grazing impacts on the plant community. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE to Register.
June 1, 2019Michael Perez
Explore the diversity of pollinators that frequent the prairie habitat. Bees, beetles, and butterflies are a sample of the insect community that thrive on wildflowers and grasses. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE to Register
May 18, 2019Michael 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
There are over 350,000 known species of beetles on the planet. Come and look for beetles that reside on the Refuge and learn about others that live far away. Pre-registration recommended. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE. Click HERE to Register.
February 10, 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