Family Nature Night focuses on insect galls

Event hosted by the Dickinson County Nature Center.

We are part of The Trust Project.

OKOBOJI — Gall is a strange word, isn’t it? Do you know what it means in the insect world?

Insect galls are growths that develop on various plant parts in reaction to the feeding stimulus of insects and mites. Are galls harmful? Are galls edible? What is inside of a gall?

These questions can be answered at September’s Family Nature Night, Unbelievable Galls, at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

Participants can expect to be hiking and learning hands-on. Attendees are encouraged to wear proper shoes and clothing for an evening outside on the land. The approximately hour-long program is free to the public

Please pre-register online at

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