VILLE PLATTE - Everyone is invited to a fun day of programs all about

insects on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Louisiana

State Arboretum in Ville Platte.

Join some of the top entomologists and insect enthusiasts from all over

the state to learn about the many different species of insects that can

be found in Louisiana. During the day, view displays of live and

preserved insect specimens and get up-close with hands-on, live insect

exhibits. Visit presentation tables by: The Louisiana State Arthropod

Museum, SLU Forensic Entomology, Barber Laboratories, USDA Forest Health

Protection and The Beetle-Experience. Hike the wonderful trail system

maintained by the Arboretum and see if you can spot any insects

yourself. There will also be a flint knapping demonstration by primitive

tool expert Andrew Barron (BTNEP). Evening activities will include a

screening of the award winning film Queen of the Sun sponsored by LSU at

Eunice Continuing Education. After the movie, gather around various

insect collecting light stations to see what flies in.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 601-acre preservation area providing

six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana's most magnificent

trees. Nature programs on varying subjects from plants and animals to

astronomy are offered throughout the year. The Arboretum Visitor Center

is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 per person to enter

Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.

The Arboretum Visitor Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte

on La. 3042, within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the

Ville Platte area.

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