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August 23, 2013

Last Chance: Catch David Rogers’ Immense Garden Sculptures Big Bugs At Morris Arboretum Before They Fly Away On Sunday, August 31

On August 31, Big Bugs will take their leave from Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre garden. (Photo by Paul W. Meyer)

This summer, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania welcomed an installation of insects in the form of Long Island sculptor David Rogers’ touring exhibition, Big Bugs.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to take in the garden-wide show, now is the time — the exhibit will come to an end on Sunday, August 31.

Since April, nearly a dozen immense works of art have resided in the 92-acre open space, drawing curious visitors to Chestnut Hill.

Crafted from natural materials like fallen hardwood trees or willow saplings, each of Rogers’ model bugs are crafted to inspire wonder, and also to educate on the diversity and crucial role insects play in the environment.

Look out for gargantuan — and thankfully inanimate — insects like 25-foot long ants, a 1200-pound praying mantis and a four-foot spider spinning a 15-foot web.

Big Bugs have had visitors swarming to the Arboretum all summer long.

Don’t miss the chance to catch these captivating creepy-crawlies before they take flight.

Big Bugs at Morris Arboretum
When: Through Sunday, August 31
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost: Free with admission
More info: www.morrisarboretum.org

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