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September 4, 2014

Small creatures play a big role: celebrate Bug Day at the Museum

OTTAWA, September 4, 2014 – From pollinating crops to composting organic materials and modifying soil structure, insects are hard at work on farms alongside humans. To find out more about the fascinating insect world, visit the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM) to celebrate Bug Day.

On September 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Entomological Society of Ontario (ESO), in partnership with the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (OFNC) will be holding their second annual Bug Day. Admission to the Museum is FREE that day, thanks to the OFNC.

On Bug Day, visitors to the CAFM will learn about rearing caterpillars and parasitoids, how to identify insects and how to collect them. They will have the opportunity to see how crickets are farmed, visit a bug zoo, or root for their favourite cockroach as it races others on a track.. Knowledgeable members of the ESO and OFNC and over 25 expert entomologists will be on hand to reveal all their critters, secrets to the young and the young at heart.

Bug Day will also be a great occasion to visit the Taking care of Beesness exhibition at the CAFM and observe the Museum’s bee colony, or to attend the Amazing worms demonstration to learn about their precious contribution to the soil in which our food grows.

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INFORMATION:
Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

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