Meet the beetles at the 12th annual Bug Fest
For many of us, our first endeavor as a budding naturalist was to collect beetles in a jar. We spent hours peering at them with amazement. We had a desire to learn more.
Join the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Natural Resources team to explore beetles and other insects at the 12th annual Bug Fest, set for this Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.
This event – a partnership of THPRD and Metro – celebrates invertebrates and the important roles they play in our environment. Admission is $3 per person, age 3 and older.
The event combines interactive discovery stations, crafts, games, and family entertainment in ways that help participants of all ages find a personal connection with some of the amazing bugs that share our planet. Bugs from a variety of habitats will be represented at the event with activities and displays highlighting this year’s featured family of invertebrates, beetles.
There will be live bugs and guided activities where participants will be able to get up close and personal with bugs. Guests can even bring a bug from home to be identified by an expert.
Turn over any log in an Oregon forest or field and you’re sure to find a beetle or two. The ease of locating them, their variety of colors and sizes, and their almost comical movements, stir many curiosities about beetles, the most numerous species of animal on Earth. Explore how beetles play important roles in the environment as predators, herbivores, scavengers, decomposers, parasites, and even pollinators at this year’s Bug Fest.
For more information, call 503/629-6350 or go here.
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Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 200,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 90 park sites with recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.
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|Date: August 20, 2012
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