Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club presents Insect Festival at SD Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival took place July 25-26.

The Encinitas event featured thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies, including live lizards, snakes and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

The festival was presented by the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and sponsored by K&M Pest Solutions.

Bug collecting, interactive insect arts and crafts, as well as tasty cooked mealworm larva — in various flavors including mesquite, teriyaki and barbecue — were just some of the activities held at the Festival.

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