Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nature Experienceship - Insects with Shawn Clark

We had a great time during our insect adventure with Dr. Shawn Clark on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  We visited the area around Mill Race Creek, which is full of vegetation such as phragmites and bulrush.  In this amazing ecosystem we were able to go out and catch insects on our own, using nets provided by Dr. Clark.  After catching the insects, Dr. Clark identified several of the insects found and many of our patrons were able to start their own collections.  This trip was a lot of fun as we were able to go into the ecosystem itself, charging through the thick reeds, sweeping back and forth to capture new interesting insects.  Dr. Clark's love of insects was shared by many present, bringing lots of fun to the trip.  This is a great way to learn more about our small friends who help keep this world running and we hope you will be able to join us again in the winter and even start your own insect collection!

Heather Lee, museum educator

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