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.

 -See and learn about Monarch Butterflies and their various stages of life

- Meet a naturalist from the Cradle of Forestry for a bug hunt among nearby leaves, logs, and leaf litter

-Adults and older youth are invited on a guided walk along the wheelchair accessible Forest Festival Trail, focusing on insect and forest interactions and interrelationship, both the benign and unkind

-Come meet local beekeeper Matt 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 to see these amazing pollinators at work.

 -Explore a pond with a knowledgeable naturalist from the Cradle of Forestry to discover insects adapted to this watery world

Please check back for a detailed list of additional activities and times!

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