The Wild Center will celebrate some of your favorite creepy crawlies, at BuzzzFest on Saturday, July 5th. BuzzzFest honors the creatures that make the world go round, from dragonflies to monarchs and all the buzzing, chirping and crawling things in between. This year there is a special tip of the antennae to honeybees.
Participants will be able to pet some crazy creepy crawlies from the Utica Zoo Mobile, join a dragonfly safari, visit The Butterfly Garden or talk with a bee hive expert to show see how to raise your own bees. Historical beekeeping gadgets and pictures from the Adirondack Museum will be featured.
There will also be live animal encounters, chances to try collecting insects yourself and opportunities to learn about how to attract pollinators to your own gardens.
A canoe trip down the Raquette River with a naturalist is offered for an additional charge to BuzzzFest admission.
The Wild Center is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information, visit www.wildcenter.org.