Get Hands-On With Some Bugs July 20

Get Hands-On With Some Bugs July 20


The Cheshire Pollinator Pathway group will host “What’s Bugging You,” an informational, hands-on bug and insect program, later this month. Immerse yourself in the world of bugs and insects with Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station’s Katherine Dugas on Wednesday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. at the Cheshire Pollinator Pathway Garden, 487 North Brooksvale Road.

This program is for ages 6 to 60 and up. Program size is limited and registration is required. Register at cheshirepollinatorpathway@gmail.com.

Dugas and participants will explore the world of New England’s butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators and insects.

The free program will take a deep dive into the life of bugs and insects, why they are so important to humans and life on earth. Dugas will offer insect identification tips, and lead members of the audience to search for butterfly eggs and monarch caterpillar chrysalis cases.

Participants also will learn which native plants host which insects, learn the various jobs of bugs, and discover the daily life of a bumblebee and other insects in this free, hour-long outdoor program.

This program is made possible by The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, Inc. The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund was established in 1999, with the mission to protect water quality by acquiring watershed land and promoting environmental education.

The mission of the Cheshire Pollinator Pathway focuses on helping pollinators by creating native plant waystations, by educating the public on garden and lawn care best practices without the use of pesticides and by serving as a resource for those interested in learning more about native plants.



 

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