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Bug Fest Is Saturday
Updated June 19, 2018 9:35 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bug Fest is a celebration of insects and their relatives. The event is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at 2367 East 10th Street on the campus of Indiana University, The event is designed for children and adults of all ages.

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The mission of Bug Fest is to educate the public about insect and spider biology. Guest lecturers will share their knowledge of dragonflies, butterflies, bees, and other topics, plus there will be information tables on a variety of subjects, including pollinators, garden insects, forest pests, public health, and live insect displays. Activities will include insect crafts, mealworm races, cricket spitting, insect games, storytelling, and more.

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The event is FREE to attend however, a donation of canned fruits or vegetables to go to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard would be greatly appreciated. The flowers of many of our fruits and vegetables are pollinated by insects, so these foods would not exist without the aid of insects. Donation bins will be available at the entrance to Bug Fest.

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For more information: Contact the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service at 812-349-2575.

Bug Fest is a collaboration of Monroe County Parks & Recreation, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Hilltop Garden & Nature Center, Sycamore Land Trust, Sassafras Audubon Society, The WonderLab Museum, and the Purdue University Extension Office.

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