There are insects and spiders all around us, but they might as well be invisible if we don't know a little about them. The world of arthropods is vast and fascinating, with thousands of species. No single person can ever hope to see and learn them all, but it is fun to try. Valerie Bugh, an experienced local entomologist, will give pointers on finding, identifying, and understanding these little creatures that rule the world. Join us for a casually-paced, detail-oriented bug hunt in the varied terrain of Wild Basin.
Suggested items to bring: close-focusing binoculars, a hand lens, a digital camera, and an inquisitive mind.
Portions of the hike will occur off-trail. Therefore, participants must wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed-toe hiking-appropriate shoes for protection. Sun protection such as sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended. Limited to 30 individuals. Suitable for children accompanied by adults. All youth must be under parental supervision at all times and participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.