Summer Family Evenings returns with a presentation from the owner of the Harrell House Bug Museum. The talk will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Come and see a large selection of live critters including tarantulas, scorpions, insects, centipedes, crabs and more. Wade Harrell, founder of the Bug Museum, will be on hand to answer questions and share amazing facts about these unusual animals.
Harrell has been keeping strange animals as pets since he was 6 years old. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He was the Animal Specialist at Three Lakes Nature Center in Henrico County, Virginia for 12 years. He is current president of the American Tarantula Society.
In 2011, Harrell, along with his wife Beth, and daughter, Lily, moved to Santa Fe to start the Harrell House Bug Museum and Science Shop.
Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and now is supported by the Del Norte Credit Union.
Summer Family Evenings take place at the Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.