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Jingle Bugs Tomorrow!

December 10, 2010 | Tag(s): Jingle Bugs
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
fruit fly cake

As you are decking the halls with boughs of holly have you ever stopped and wonder what your favorite Arthropod is doing for this holiday season? Our local insects don’t have the benefit of a toasty fire to snuggle up to so they have to come up with alternate ways to survive the winter.

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, we are going to be having a special even called “Jingle Bugs” at the Insectarium where we will be celebrating the holidays in our own buggy fashion as well as talking about how insects survive these chilly nights.

In addition to our normal interactive stations we will also have special holiday treats in Bug Appétit including Peppermint Cricket Bark, Bug Nog (classic egg nog with a poached wax worm kick), and Fruit Fly Cake (filled with meal worms and sprinkled with fruit flies - pictured above!). You can test your bug knowledge with a scavenger hunt and win special prizes. In the Arthropod alley we will have a special guest, Santa Clause, who will be available for photos and reading the “Buggy Night Before Christmas.” At the entrance to metamorphosis you will be able to let your creative spirits free and make your very own insect inspired ornament. And, last but not least, everyone must visit the Metamorphosis Lab to see Pupa Noel!

So please come by and see us next Saturday to join in all the fun and festivities!

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