Creepy-crawlies on show at Bug Fest!

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Get up close and personal with some creepy-crawlies when Ryedale Folk Museum hosts its first ever Bug Fest! on Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.

To celebrate National Insect Week, the Hutton-le-Hole attraction will feature displays and activities for children including a Bug Superhero trail, the chance to make an insect mask, a bookworm bookmark or a beeswax candle, decorate a bug-themed biscuit and go on a mini-beast hunt.

The museum will be supported on the day by moth expert David Chesmore, Dave Wainwright from Butterfly Conservation and the North York Moors National Park Authority’s River Esk Project Officer, Simon Hirst, among others, who will be chatting to visitors about bugs to discover in rivers.

Also on hand will be representatives from the local Cornfield Flower project talking to people about the cornfield flower meadow in the museum’s grounds and local beekeepers who plan to give visitors the opportunity to find out more about their passion. And for younger visitors, volunteers will be telling stories about creepy-crawlies and mini-beasts including the wonderful tale of the Hungry Caterpillar and other family favourites.

Education officer Emma Colclough said: “This is a great event for children and families to find out all about insects and the role they play in our ecosystems.”

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