Wisconsin Insect Fest
Wisconsin Insect Fest is returning to the Kemp Natural resources station on July 29th & 30th, 2022. Bookmark this page and check back for updates about the event.
When & Where:
The UW-Madison Department of Entomology is hosting Wisconsin Insect Fest at the Kemp Natural Resources Station in Minocqua, WI on July 29th & July 30th, 2022.
A full schedule of events during Wisconsin Insect Fest can be found here.
The event is free, open to the public, and offers activities for all ages. Come learn about and celebrate the diversity of Wisconsin’s insects and other arthropods with members of the UW-Madison Department of Entomology.
The Wisconsin Insect Fest will feature a number of talks, demonstrations, hands-on outings, and other activities starting in the afternoon/evening of Friday, July 29th and continuing on Saturday, July 30th. A full schedule of events will be posted soon!
Bring your collecting or photography gear along as well! In addition to breakout activities, the Wisconsin Insect Fest will feature the “Great Wisconsin Bug Hunt”—a 24-hour arthropod BioBlitz starting on Friday afternoon and ending on Saturday. It doesn’t matter if it’s been decades since you last collected an insect or if you’re a regular insect observer—The Great Wisconsin Bug Hunt offers a chance to join entomologists and fellow insect enthusiasts to see just how many different arthropods can be observed at the Kemp station in a single day—including light trapping after sundown on Friday evening in conjunction with National Moth Week.
About the Kemp Station and Minocqua Area:
The Kemp Natural Resources Station supports university researchers and enhances public awareness of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources. The station’s 235 acres feature a variety of habitats ranging from bogs to lakeshore and northern hardwood forests and provides a diverse range of insect observing opportunities. The Minocqua area is also home to a wide range of camping, lodging, and other recreational activities for those coming to the event.
Hope to see you at Wisconsin Insect Fest this July!
Use the hashtag #WiInsectFest on social media to share news or info about the event.
Check out this downloadable event poster & tear-off info flyer for use at library bulletin boards and other locations: