Ellwood Explorers build ladybug houses

DeKALB – The June Ellwood Explorers’ event is one for the whole family to enjoy together. Kids and parents will create a bug house that will make their gardens and yards more hospitable to helpful bugs that pollinate plants and eat harmful pests.

One of these helper bugs is the ladybug. These little guys, besides being cute, eat aphids that destroy plants. Encourage ladybugs to settle in your garden by building them a home. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, families can work together at Ellwood House to build a house that is just right for ladybugs.

This event costs $10 per family. Register in advance by calling 815-756-4609 or by emailing museum educator Rebecca Nickels at The program begins in the Ellwood House Visitor Center, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Free parking is available just off Augusta Avenue.

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