Butterfly and bug festival

A Praying Mantis held by Bug Man

The Toledo Zoo held a Butterfly and Bug festival as a part of zoo's Science Day series.

Jerran Orwig, the Public Programs Coordinator talked about the importance of the festival.

"It's easy to get caught up in the larger animals, that's what people normally come here to see, so we always want to highlight some of the little creatures out here."

Some of the little creatures included, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, jungle nymph walking sticks, tarantulas, vinegaroons and millipedes.

"Hopefully, (people) can learn no to be afraid of them, but actually enjoy them and see how really cool they actually are," Orwig said.

The Toledo Zoo's Science Day series runs once in the winter and three times in the summer.