Tuesdays—December 11, January 8, February 12 4pm to 5pm
For children ages 6 to 10. The Bug Club is devoted to young people who want to explore the
wonders of insects through field walks, games, stories and crafts. This club meets year-round.
Advance registration and payment are required; call 973.228.8776. Fee: $6 per child per
session (additional material fees may apply)
BANQUET FOR BUTTERFLIES
Tuesday, January 8 4pm to 5pm
Caterpillars are picky eaters! Did you know monarch caterpillars need milkweed and painted ladies need thistles as host plants to survive? Join us as we get our hands dirty creating seed ball recipes with the right mix of wildflowers that will attract our favorite flying friends. Seed bomb your yard to create a banquet for butterflies.
Tuesday, February 12 4pm to 5pm
Examine how insects survive the long cold winter. We will find a place to hibernate our home-made liquid insects to see if they can survive lacking fur, feathers or fat without freezing up.
BUGS INSIDE AND OUT
Tuesday, March 12 4pm to 5pm
What makes a bug a bug? Play games that help us remember the parts of an insect and examine live bugs, and then we’ll search the
forest floor to see what we can find.
Tuesday, April 9 4pm to 5pm
Join us for an exploration in our backyard habitat with magnifying glasses to collect, observe, identify and release insects. Let’s create a list to share our findings!
Tuesday, May 14 4pm to 5pm
Use a net to catch and identify water bugs, and see them up close with a microscope. Learn what a macro-invertebrate indicator species is and how they help us to understand the health of our pond and river.
DAZZELED BY DAMSELFLIES AND DUMBFOUNDED BY DRAGONFLIES
Tuesday, June 11 4pm to 5pm
Enter the wonderful world of NJ odonates and learn about their habits and habitats on this walking field trip.