YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – May 19, 2011 – The Glen Helen Nature Preserve at Antioch College invites bug enthusiasts to bring their personal collections, share their expertise, and participate in non-lethal collection demonstrations during BUGSTOCK, a day of bug-related adventures that begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the Glen Helen Trailside Museum, 505 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Bugstock is an opportunity for the public and professionals alike to share their enjoyment and knowledge of invertebrates in an informal outdoor setting. Through interpretive hikes, identification, catch and release demonstrations, and community collaborations, we hope to increase public awareness of our ecosystem’s most diverse, abundant and vital animals. All ages are invited.
Those wishing to exhibit private displays or to conduct a more detailed species inventory before doors open should contact Matthew Herron, Glen Helen extension naturalist, at 225-620-2810. Check the Glen Helen Web site at www.glenhelen.org for a schedule of events, supply list, and any further details as they develop.
About Glen Helen
Glen Helen is a 1,000-acre nature preserve in Yellow Springs owned by Antioch College and managed by the Glen Helen Ecology Institute. Glen Helen adheres to a “no collection” policy and, while we recognize the value of collecting for research and identification purposes, we will return all animals to the wild.
About Antioch College
A private, nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on classroom learning, cooperative education, and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is completely independent of the multi-campus Antioch University system it created.
Matthew Herron, Naturalist
Gariot P. Louima
Chief Communications Officer