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Insect Night Walk is July 21 in Secrest Arboretum

July 6, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Come experience the nightlife that most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect 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 21, from 8-10:30 p.m. It’s free for kids of all ages and their families at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

The event includes cockroach races, a coloring table, a firefly collecting contest, free 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 for collecting insects. If the weather looks threatening, call 330-263-3818.

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

The Entomology Graduate Student Association, the OSU-Zamorano Association, and Dave and Sharon Nielsen are the sponsors.

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Denise Ellsworth