On June 08 we celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD), and take a moment to recognize the valuable work these small creatures do. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended social activities for NAIAD, and have opted for an activity that can be done on your own and with family. We hope to engage the general public with the importance of insects and make entomology more approachable to amateurs.
So join us on June 08 and celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day and participate in a Bug Safari by following these easy steps:
- Step 1: Simply print off the attached Bug Safari printout for a list of local bugs and where to find them, along with some interesting facts.
- Step 2: Get outdoors and try to spot them all! This activity can be done in a park, or even in your own backyard.
- Step 3: If you take any photos, post them on social media with the hashtag #InsectPictureChallenge, and challenge some friends to do the same!
You can also check out the Entomological Society of Canada’s website for more details about the event and the Insect Picture Challenge: https://esc-sec.ca/2020/05/27/national-insect-appreciation-day/
A pdf copy of the poster can be found here