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Guelph Bug Day buzzes back to the Arboretum

The event is free and open to all ages
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Sarah Dolson, left, and Matt Muzzatti hold a pair of Madagascar hissing cockroaches that were part of Guelph Bug Day in 2018. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday file photo

Now in its third year, a free celebration of all things bug-related is buzzing back to the Arboretum.

The year, Guelph Bug day lands on Sunday Aug. 25 at the University of Guelph Arboretum Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to all ages. 

“Our goal is to cultivate a fascination for the very cool, very big world of insects,” said a press release for the event from organizers Cassie Russell and Dillon Muldoon. “Come get up close and personal with our live specimens and explore the variety of buggy vendors that Guelph has to offer.”

Russell and Muldoon are entomology graduate students at the University of Guelph.

This year’s schedule includes a number of hikes, an insect pinning workshop and a tour of the Honey Bee Research Centre.

Last year, Guelph Bug Day attracted 1,200 visitors, 400 more than in its first year in 2017. 

For more information, click on the Guelph Bug Day Facebook page.