Bugs! - Eva Varga

October 8, 20083
The highly anticipated Bugs! exhibit opened at the museum and we spent some time exploring it this morning before our nature walk. We were all very impressed.

Vinagaroon or Whip-tail Scorpion

Hercules Beetle

In one area they have a TV set up with a short documentary on the Mountain Pine Beetle and the devastation it is causing in our forests. Next to the television is a wood plank with visible beetle tunnels. I started to verbalize what the signs said and what the plank was there to show and Sweetie asked me to stop, “I know mom! I’m trying to learn. I can’t hear the guy on the TV when you are talking, Mom!” I could only apologize for distracting her and smile as I walked away.The most interesting message the exhibit delivered was how insects impact our lives – both beneficially and detrimentally.

Honeybees & a mannequin modeling beekeeper attire.Insects traveled the Oregon Trail as well.

A child’s bedroom – I’m certain Buddy would have loved to call this room his own.


  • Oregon Mom

    October 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    That sounds like fun. What is the cost to get in? We have been thinking of making a trip that way and that seems like something the kids would enjoy!

    (By the way we started our first lapbook today- thanks!)

  • Firefly mom

    October 9, 2008 at 6:41 am

    That looks like a very cool exhibit! I noticed in the first photo, there appears to be a little green army man being crawled over. My son would especially love that ;D

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