It’s a funny world we live in. We hear regular reports of insect declines in the news and still get bombarded with constant ads for services pitching a mosquito free yard all summer and a grub free lawn. But what about simply appreciating insects and the critical roles they play in our everyday lives?
That’s a goal of the first ever Wisconsin Insect Fest being held at the Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff, Wisconsin later this month. The two-day event—being held on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th—is a celebration of insects.
Wisconsin Insect Fest is free, open to the public, and will feature a wide range of activities for insect enthusiasts of all ages. Topics will range from how to observe and collect insects, to the role of insects in the ecosystem, entomophagy, and even forensic entomology. The Wisconsin Insect Fest will also feature The Great Wisconsin Bug Hunt—a 24-hour BioBlitz activity to see just how many arthropods can be spotted at the Kemp station in a 24-hour period (including a night time activity in conjunction with National Moth Week).
If you love insects, join in the festivities at the Wisconsin Insect Fest later this month or check out the event website for details: tinyurl.com/WisconsinInsectFest