I couldn’t resist passing this on. SEEDS in Blacksburg is running a kid’s program today called Stinkbug Invasions. We might as well try to find SOMETHING good about these pests! Their description reads:
Join Biological Sciences’ Dr. Lisa Belden and her students who will amaze and excite us with activities to teach us about how critters travel around the planet. Our Volunteers from VT Biological Sciences, VT College of Natural Resources, and VT Service Learners will also be on hand to help you play and learn using our exhibits, the grounds, and our storybook library.
For those interested, SEEDS programs are for all ages and are usually really good. Admission is free but they welcome donations. Today’s program is from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Price House in Blacksburg, 107 Wharton Street. You can park in the driveway, on Wharton Street, on Clay Street at Spout Spring parking strip and on Church Street in the public lot.
SEEDS’ mission is to inspire kids’ love for learning through outdoor nature education, discovery learning and civic awareness. Their main website is at www.seedguys.org and kid’s activities are also on their Facebook page at www.seedskids.org.
As far as our own stinkbugs go, we’re choosing to name them in our home. I prefer to think that I’m catching and releasing the same stinkbugs over and over (Stinky, and his friend, Bruce – what can I say? I have a 7 year old!), versus that there are many that keep coming in the house. Denial is a wonderful thing.