The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America

June 21, Bug Day!

June 21, 2014

The Cradle of Forestry invites the curious of all ages to learn about insects and other arthropods. This event will be held in and around the Forest Discovery Center at the Cradle of Forestry and commemorates National Pollinator Week. On-going activities include buggy games, crafts, bug hunts and pond explorations.European_honey_bee_extracts_nectar

Scheduled programs in addition to ongoing games and crafts:

10:00 and 3:30 – Explore a pond with a knowledgeable naturalist from the Cradle of Forestry to discover insects adapted to this watery world.


11:00, 1:00, 2:30, 4:30 – Play the What Do Bugs Need? game.


11:30 and 2:00 – Go on bug hunt bug hunt among nearby leaves, logs, and leaf litter with naturalists from the Cradle of Forestry


1:30 – Special Presentation: Why are we Letting the Grass Grow?


3:00-3:30: Guided Walk: Mysteries on Forest Leaves


11:00 – 4:00 – Meet local beekeeper Mike Elliot from Pure Pisgah Honey to learn about the amazing life of honey bees.  He will have an observation hive on-site that will allow you to look inside a real hive with thousands of honeybees to see these amazing pollinators at work.


Joyce Pearsall will also be on sight with a Live Monarch Butterfly Exhibit teaching about the Monarch’s life cycle, migration, and conservation.


Admission to the Cradle of Forestry is $5.00 for adults and free for youth under 16 years of age and America the Beautiful and Golden Age Passes. For more information call 828-877-3130.




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