David Rogers' Big Bugs invades the Morton Arboretum
LISLE – Larger-than-life insects are invading Chicagoland this summer, as The Morton Arboretum celebrates the world of bugs with David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibition.
Through Sept. 8, the Arboretum will be a hive of activity highlighting our insect world. Stare up in amazement at 12 larger-than-life insect sculptures and feel what it's like to be a bug! On display will be an oversize bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug, damselfly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly, grasshopper and three ants - some nearly 10 feet tall. The sculptures are built using natural materials including willow, cedar, walnut, and other woods, supported by metal armatures.
“When you’re standing in the shadow of these giant sculptures, you really get a feel for what it’s like to be a bug,” says Mary Samerdyke, manager of interpretation. “This exhibit helps you see bugs in a new way and appreciate the many ways bugs help us even when we don’t realize it! Kids of all ages really respond to David Rogers’ Big Bugs and it’s exciting to see visitors experiencing new things—such as insect petting zoos or edible bugs—and having fun while learning.”
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