Insects are Center of Attention at the Nature Center!
The Baytown Nature Center (6213 Bayway Drive) will focus on insects at the June Nurture Nature program, Saturday, June 2. The informative, fun, and always family friendly event returns with another entertaining, educational program the whole family can enjoy. “Insects” will be the topic from 10 am – 11 am.
Senior biologist, George Regmund of Armand Bayou Nature Center will share his expertise and knowledge of the most diverse class in the animal kingdom...insects. Regmund, a popular speaker on many types of wildlife, says, “Insects are one of the most successful forms of life on the planet and are endlessly fascinating critters.”
He will discuss general insect information and provide participants with accompanying photos for identification. A favorite activity for all ages follows when visitors may view preserved specimens under a microscope, where insects often resemble creatures from a science fiction movie.
Over 750,000 species have been described and some estimate there are perhaps as many as three million different species of insects in the world. This is a great opportunity to learn more about one of the most intriguing classes of the animal kingdom.
Participants are encouraged to enjoy the remainder of the day experiencing all that the Nature Center has to offer by hiking one of the trails, birding, fishing or sharing a picnic with the family.
The Nurture Nature Series takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am - 11 am. The program is free with regular admission to the nature center of $3 for adults and children 13 and older. Annual passes for individuals and family are also available for $20 and $50 respectively. Next month’s topic on July 7 is “Angler Education.”
For more information, contact Mary Alice Trumble, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator, at 281-420-7128 or MaryAlice.Trumble@baytown.org.