This years bash centers on Bugs of the World, so visitors will see all types of critters from faraway places like Europe, South America, and Canada. Theres also games, storytelling, and crafts -- all about various creepy crawlies. We like to educate and entertain at the same time -- to get people familiar with the myths and facts about bugs, says Terrell. They need to understand that insects are among us, in all their fascinating diversity.
To that end, folks will see tons of live insects -- including poisonous scorpions and tarantulas. They may even get to touch a few of them. We need to respect the bug, says Terrell. Theyve been here a long, long time -- far beyond human existence on Earth. www.lakemetroparks.com.
Sun., Sept. 9, 12-4 p.m.