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Hello folks - wanted to post this for anyone who will be anywhere near central Louisiana this July:

 

Insect Day at the Arboretum: www.InsectDay.com

 

The Louisiana State Arboretum will host "Insect Day at the Arboretum" on Saturday, July 16th from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.

 

"Bug-out" with some of the top entomologists and insect enthusiasts in the state, in one of Louisiana's nicest natural settings.

 

During the day, view displays of live and preserved insect specimens and get up-close with hands-on, live insect exhibits. Visit presentation tables by: The Audubon Insectarium, The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and The Beetle-Experience. Hike the wonderful trail system maintained by the Arboretum and see if you can spot any insects yourself. There will also be a flint knapping (arrowhead making) demonstration by primitive tool expert Andrew Barron.

 

..and when the sun goes down, the shows not over !

 

Early evening activities include: "Bug Talk with Zack and Jayme" (Audubon Insectarium) to be followed by a free screening of the award winning film: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo; a documentary which explores Japan’s love affair with beetles, and insects in general.

 

After the movie, gather around various insect collecting light stations to see what critters fly in. Experts will be on hand to help identify and discuss any insects attracted to the lights.

 

The Arboretum is located inside Chicot State Park, which is in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

 

Admission to the Insect Day will be free. There is a $1 per-person fee to visit Chicot, (Chicot is free for Seniors 62 and older, and children age 3 and under)

 

 

Please visit the official site: www.InsectDay.com for information, maps, photos and more.

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140688019337954

 

This is a family-friendly event, co-organized by: Kim Hollier (Arboretum Curator) and Steven Barney (The Beetle Experience)

 

 

Sponsored by: The Audubon Insectarium, The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, The Louisiana State Arboretum, The Louisiana State Parks, The Beetle Experience and Myriapod Productions LLC.

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I have been ironically emailing you both recently one about Dynastes tityus I ordered from Mr. Clausen and the other about collecting Dynastes etc in Lousiana from Beetle-experience!

Hey guys I am 20 minutes north of New Orleans I was stuck at work in Grand Isle,LA for Insectday.com..... :( so yeah if you guys get a good bug hunting day organized (that I can drive to within a good driving time limit) hopefully I can tag along and learn some Coleoptera goodness from the pros!

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Grand Isle - have you been over to the Butterfly Dome?

 

We don't have any trips planned for the next two weekends, but I will be collecting a lot after that.

 

The Insectarium has an event coming up in early Sept. that you might want to check out - I'll post when they release the information.

 

 

Steven

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Grand Isle - have you been over to the Butterfly Dome?

 

We don't have any trips planned for the next two weekends, but I will be collecting a lot after that.

 

The Insectarium has an event coming up in early Sept. that you might want to check out - I'll post when they release the information.

 

 

Steven

 

Yeap I sure have been there not too bad :) I will def check out the Insectarium's Sept. event.

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