Campfire programs wrap up with reptiles, bugs

LAKE ELMO — James Gerholdt of Remarkable Reptiles presents a program on “Reptiles” at 7 p.m. Sept. 1, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

This entertaining education program deals with all five reptile groups living today. Live reptiles, along with artifacts are used in the program to enhance the experience. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet a live boa constrictor, timber rattlesnake and a Blanding’s turtle.

Entomologist Dr. Bruce Giebink, known as Bruce the Bug Guy, presents his specialty “Bugs” at 7 p.m. Sept. 1, at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park. The Bug Show is a unique, hands-on, and entertaining, educational program featuring a wide assortment of living and preserved insects. View live spiders, insects, scorpions, millipedes, and more. This interactive nature program is filled with humor, facts, fun props and the occasional surprise for all ages and abilities.

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10 (one mile north of Interstate 94) in Lake Elmo. St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is along the St. Croix River on County Road 21, between County Road 76 and County Road 78, in Denmark Township. The program will be in the campground amphitheater. The program will be in the campground amphitheater.

The programs are free with park permit that costs $5 a day or $25 annually. Call 651-430-8370 or visit for additional information on this and other programs.