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Martin Park Nature Center ‘Brings on the Bugs’

monarch butterflyWhat is buggin’ you?

Maybe it is Oklahoma insects! Naturalist, Casey Wieczorak of Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City, is coming to the Moore Public Library on Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. She will be showcasing and talking about insects that are native to Oklahoma.

Appropriate for school-aged children, they will learn some interesting facts about bugs and recognize insects that are in their daily lives.Casey will be focusing on bugs of Oklahoma, how they live, what they eat, what they do to survive, and their roles in interacting with people.Martin Park, at 5000 West Memorial Road in Oklahoma City, serves as a wildlife sanctuary, an educational facility, and a recreational area.There are 3.5 miles of hiking trails through natural woods and grasslands, and is home to a number of native Oklahoma animals, plants, and insects.

Open 51 weeks of the year, the park offers a hands-on museum and a browsing library as well as nature hike guided tours.

Join the experts from Martin Park and the Children’s Library Staff for a bugs-of-fun program.

Free tickets to the event are available at the children’s desk in the library beginning July 3. For more information visit the library, or call 793-4347.

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