Come explore the amazing world of insects with MSU Extension Entomologist Dr. Nate Walton on Wednesday, August 14 from 10–11:30 a.m. Participants will learn what makes a bug a bug and how they are different from other creepy crawly creatures.

Dr. Nate will be at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City to help kids see the world from a bugs-eye view. Kids will accompany Dr. Nate on an insect safari to explore the wilds of The Botanic Garden while they look for and learn about some of Michigan’s coolest summer insects like ant-lions, tiger-beetles and wooly-bears.

This program is designed for learners ages 7 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend and participate. A portion of the program will be outdoors so please dress appropriately. Individuals with allergies to insects (including cockroaches) should take necessary precautions before attending this program.

Dr. Nate is an MSU-trained entomologist with an MS and PhD in Entomology. He is the Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor for MSU Extension in Leelanau County and the Master Gardener Coordinator for Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse counties.

There is no fee for this program, and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. It’s open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration is requested at

(Yes, the button says buy tickets, but tickets are free!)