Environmental Interpretive Center hosts free programs about nocturnal insect sounds, exploration of honeybee hives

August 11, 2006

DEARBORN / Aug. 11, 2006---The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host two free insect programs later this month for bug lovers of all ages.

During “Name That Insect Tune” from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, participants will take a leisurely stroll on the trails of the campus’s Natural Areas. Walkers will listen to the songs of nocturnal insects and learn to identify them.

For daytime bug lovers, the Center has scheduled two “Honeybees in Action” sessions, in which participants will explore a honeybee hive.

“It will be the height of the summer season, so the bees will be storing lots of nectar and turning it into surplus honey,” according to Rick Simek, program supervisor at the Center.

The honeybee sessions will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants must be a minimum of 8 years old for the honeybee program, and all participants will wear protective helmets, veils and gloves. Space is limited.

To register for the insect or honeybees program, or for more information, call Simek at 313-583-6371.

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