Learn about bugs with the Summit Metro Parks in July

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Bugs are beneficial, and many are quite beautiful.

Learn what all of the buzz is about next month with these FREE insect programs in the Metro Parks:

Thursday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.
WATER BUGS FOR KIDS

Springfield Bog Metro Park
1400 Portage Line Rd., Springfield Twp.
Join a naturalist to explore the world of water bugs. Nets and jars provided. Trail not suitable for strollers. Sunscreen and hats are a must! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Sunday, July 6, 2 p.m.
DARNERS, CRUISERS & SKIMMERS - OH, MY!

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail / Manchester Road Trailhead
2740 Manchester Rd., Akron
Try to tame a dragon! All ages are welcome to join a naturalist to try catching one of these amazing insects. We will take a short walk along the towpath for a look at our more common dragonflies. No previous experience required! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Saturday, July 12, 8:30 p.m.
FIREFLIES: NATURE'S NIGHT LIGHTS

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Pioneer Area
550 Frazier Ave., Akron
Learn how these amazing "bugs" light up the summer sky. After a short presentation, we'll take a walk to look for fireflies and other creatures of the night. Bring a bug jar, flashlight and insect repellent. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Monday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
BUGS FOR KIDS

Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows Area
2620 Harrington Rd., Akron
Join a naturalist on a walk to look for bugs. Adults must accompany their children. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.
BUTTERFLIES FOR KIDS

Munroe Falls Metro Park / Tallmadge Meadows Area
1088 North Ave., Tallmadge
Join a naturalist to explore the world of butterflies. Nets and jars provided. Trail suitable for strollers. Sunscreen and hats are a must! For information, call 330-865-8065.

Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.
BUGS FOR KIDS

Springfield Bog Metro Park
1400 Portage Line Rd., Springfield Twp.
Join a naturalist to explore the world of bugs. Nets and jars provided. Trail not suitable for strollers. Sunscreen and hats are a must! For information, call 330-865-8065.

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