Insect Night Walk

Join us at Secrest Arboretum on August 18, 2023 from 8 - 10 pm to experience the hidden nightlife of insects at the 2023 Insect Night Walk, Ohio State University's biggest insect-themed annual event. Attend for free to witness the beauty and diversity of night-flying insects, from glittering fireflies and singing crickets to huge, colorful moths and iridescent beetles. 

This free, public event organized by the Entomology Graduate Student Association and Entomology staff is held at the Ohio State Wooster Campus.

This year, the Night Walk will feature a number of events and attractions including expert-led walks to insect-attracting traps and black lights, a petting zoo filled with exotic insects, insect-themed rock painting, raffles for a variety of items, and educational tables about the diversity of insect communication, life cycles, anatomy and more. Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, and a clear plastic jar to collect insects.

Park at the Secrest Welcome Center.