Blair Woods Buzzing with Folks at Bug-themed Nature Day

On May 26, Travis Audubon hosted a bug-themed Family Nature Day at Blair Woods Sanctuary. Over one hundred people attended and participated in insect-themed activities. Representatives from Lost Pines Master Naturalists displayed live walking sticks and cocoons and led insect-themed hikes along the trails, and educators from the Austin Zoo brought hissing cockroaches and a pollinator game. Travis Audubon volunteers facilitated a game about learning the differences between insects and spiders, and ran a table on entomophagy (insect eating) where people could learn about the environmental and health benefits of eating insects while trying samples of food made from crickets. Despite the heat, everyone had a great time!

Representatives from Lost Pines Master Naturalists next to the walking stick and cocoon displays.

Barbara, a Travis Audubon volunteer, teaching children about the difference between spiders and insects.

Travis Audubon volunteers Mary Kay and Daniel talking with some folks about the benefits of entomophagy.

Join us on June 9th for our reptile-themed Family Nature Day!

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