Insect Night event, for children of all ages

WOOSTER, Ohio — Come experience the nightlife most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night, a free event with family activities and a graduate student-led night walk. Among the stars: ghostly moths, burying beetles and (thanks to bioluminescence) coldly glittering fireflies. Plus hopefully only a few blood-sucking mosquitoes. This popular event will be held on Saturday, July 13st from 8 – 10:30PM. It’s free for kids of all ages and their families at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

The event includes edible insects, a coloring table, a firefly collecting contest, temporary insect tattoos, face painting, expert-led walks to insect-attracting traps and black lights, and a bug zoo housing live scorpions, walking sticks, giant millipedes and others.

Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, and a clear jar to collect insects. If the weather looks threatening, call 330-263-3723.

Rain date: Tuesday, July 16th

From OARDC’s main entrance, follow signs to Secrest Arboretum.

The Entomology Graduate Student Association, the OSU Department of Entomology sponsor this event. OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.