CWC to hold family ‘Insect Adventure’ on Saturday

STOW – The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will hold an “Insect Adventure” family event on Saturday at its Ball Creek Preserve on Old Bridge Road in Stow.

New York State Department of Health Biologist Jamie Haight will explain how many insects depend on clean wetlands, creeks, and streams. Participants will then be able to explore the Preserve and catch bugs for identification.

“This hands-on event will be fun and educational for kids and adults alike,” said CWC Conservationist Tricia Bergstue. “Many folks will be surprised to learn just how much some common insects depend on unpolluted water to complete their life cycles.”

Participants should dress for the weather. Closed shoes or boots are recommended. Insect nets will be provided. For directions to the Preserve, visit or call the CWC at 664-2166.

Registration is requested but not required. To register, call the CWC or send an email to with your name, e-mail and phone number, so that you may be notified in the event of cancellation due to foul weather.