“Hungry Caterpillar” family event on July 22

An outdoor nature exploration event for children will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, July 22, in the picnic shelter at Natureland County Park, W8338 Territorial Road (at the southwest end of Whitewater Lake).  The telling of Eric Carle’s popular audience-participation story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and Lois Ehlert’s “Waiting for Wings” will be followed by hands-on craft activities.  Finally, we will explore the park to discover and examine butterflies, caterpillars, and other insects — and observe what they are doing.  Bug boxes, magnifying glasses, and butterfly nets welcome!

Children should be prepared to walk in wooded and open prairie areas.  Water bottles, protective shoes, long pants, sunscreen, and insect repellant are recommended.  Parking, a water pump, and restrooms are on site, with an overflow parking area just up the hill.  This family-friendly event is presented by the Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

For additional information, contact Barb Converse at 262-473-7304.

A young boy proudly holds two insects:  a Japanese beetle and a mystery bug.

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