Insect Day 2013

It’s that time again! The 3rd Annual Insect Day at the Arboretum. We hope you will join us for the fun.

The Louisiana State Arboretum will host “Insect Day at the
Arboretum” on Saturday, July 13th from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

tephra tussock moth resize“Bug-out” with some of the top entomologists and insect enthusiasts in the state, in one of  Louisiana’s nicest natural settings. During the day, view displays of live and preserved insect specimens and get up-close
with hands-on, live insect exhibits. Visit presentation tables by: Forensic Entomologist / SLU, The Bug Lady / Barber Laboratories, The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and The Beetle Experience. Hike the wonderful trail system maintained by the Arboretum and see if you can
spot any insects for yourself. There will also be a flint knapping (arrowhead making) demonstration by primitive tool expert Andrew Barron.  Make fun insect crafts with the Arboretum staff.

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..and when the sun goes down, the shows not over !
Gather around various insect collecting light stations to see what critters fly in. The use of  “light traps” (AKA: Blacklighting) is a very common method used to collect nocturnal insects. Experts will be on hand to help identify and discuss any insects attracted to the lights.
The Arboretum is located inside Chicot State Park, which is in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Admission to the Insect Day will be free. There is a $2 per-person fee to visit Chicot, (Chicot is free for Seniors 62 and older, and children age 3 and under) Please visit the official site at: http://www.InsectDay.com for information, maps, photos and more.
This is a family friendly event, co-organized by: Kim Hollier (Arboretum Curator) and Steven Barney (The Beetle Experience)
Sponsored by:
The Louisiana State Arboretum, The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, The Louisiana State Parks, The Beetle Experience, Barber Laboratories, Southeastern Louisiana University and
Andrew Barron.

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