Free Insect Exploration and Inspection at Rowe’s “Snug as a Bug” Event

Rowe hosts family-friendly event on Saturday, January 25

Gibbon, NE (January 13, 2019) – Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will host Snug as a Bug on Saturday, January 25, from 1 – 4 pm. The program will feature a short hike, analyzing the critters in leaf litter, and digging through potentially insect-filled logs.

The event will begin with a hike around the center to search for animals and other critters spending the winter nearby. Participants will then collect leaf litter to take back to the center for insect inspection.  

Beka Yates, Education Manager at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, said this portion of the program “shows the many insects that overwinter under the leaves.”

Snug as a Bug will also provide an opportunity for participants to dig through rotten logs to find insects or signs of insects spending the winter in the wood.

“This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about insects and their importance, even in winter,” said Yates. “It takes away the fear of bugs while making it fun to learn.”

It is recommended that participants wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes for the hike portion of the event. For more information, visit or email


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