Friday, July 27, 2012 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY
Join us at the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, KY for our Night Insect Walk. At this annual summer event, members of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology join the Raven Run staff to lead groups of intrepid people (and their parents!) into the evening woods to search for insects and spiders. Because it's a true nature sanctuary, Raven Run has tremendous insect diversity and is a perfect place for this exciting event.
Arrive before sunset for insect games, a live arthropod "petting zoo", cockroach racing, and other activities. This event is free.
Contact the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary for directions and more information at:
News ArticleAimee Nielson from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture News and Communications team wrote an article about the Raven Run Night Walk. You can read the article here: Night Walk Educates All Ages About Insects
Images from The Raven Run Night Insect WalkPictured below are several images from previous Raven Run Night Insect Walk events. You can find more pictured at this gallery hosted by UK entomologist Dr. Steve Dobson.
Entomologist Mark Bostrom presents an array of live Kentucky Spiders (Newton, 2005)
At The Races (cockroach races, that is) (Newton, 2004)
Entomologist Torrence GIll proudly presents a Giant Indonesian Walking Stick (Newton, 2005)