Insects, being the most diverse terrestrial animals, outnumber all other animals, and the habitat of Jones Park is no exception. This becomes clear when one goes on a bug safari. Visitors can literally spend hours exploring a 25 yard stretch of any one of Jones Park’s trails or bodies of water, counting, describing, and identifying thousands of the small creatures.
Some of their names might invoke anxiety, while others inspire curiosity.With titles such as Cow killer, Caterpillar hunter, Hickory horn devil, Owl fly, Bee hunter, and Elephant beetle, it’s hard not to pay attention. Most of these creatures encountered are harmless to humans and are an integral part of the environment. They provide others with food, clean up waste, provide cures for illnesses, keep a check on pests, and pollinate flowering plants.
Come explore the micro cosmos of the insect world at Jones Park!