University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners

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Bugs and Worms

Master Gardeners will also man the Insect Petting Zoo, where you’ll have the chance to meet Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Walking Sticks, Bess Beetles, Large African Millipedes, Smaller Millipedes, Ant Farms, Tarantulas, Fiddler Crabs, Crickets, Blue Death Feigning Beetles, Worm Composting and earthworms. 

12:00PM – 5:00PM Saturday and Sunday
12:00PM – 3:00PM Monday through Friday

In the Kids Activity area, the University of Illinois Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to pot a lettuce plant and Make a Butterfly. Don’t miss the edible insects for your tasting pleasure, including Chirp Chips, flavored chips made from crickets, funded by Shark Tank television show.

Check out the Robotic Insects on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 26th.

Watch the famous Madagascar Hissing Cockroach races – on Saturdays & Thursday only!








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