Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Portage Library to host Bug Hunt for all ages Aug. 23

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring their magnifying lenses and learn about bugs from amateur entomologist extraordinaire Tim Eisele.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, Eisele, will share his passion for bugs and arachnids in his program "Going on a Bug Hunt!" His slide show presentation will feature some of the more than 300 local species he has found so far. Participants will be able to examine live specimens of insects, spiders, and other crawling things that are found around the house and yard and learn what they are doing there. Anyone who has found an interesting insect is welcome to bring it. The program will conclude with an outdoor bug hunt at the west end of the library where participants will identify and photograph what is found.

This event will be enjoyed by bug enthusiasts of all ages. To learn more about Eisele’s work with bugs, see his Backyard Arthropod Project at

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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