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Insect Night at Secrest Arboretum

Jul 16, 2016 (All day)

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 16st 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 cockroach races, a coloring table, a firefly collecting contest, temporary insect tattoos, a six-legged “walk like an insect” race, 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.

From OARDC’s main entrance, follow signs about 1.7 miles to Secrest Arboretum.

The Entomology Graduate Student Association, the OSU-Zamorano Association, and Mike and Diane Borger are the sponsors. OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.