Athol Library hosts Arthropod Petting Zoo with Professor Bugman

Iris Fisher, 8, and her sister Ivie Fisher, 5, of Petersham, take turns holding an African giant millipede after a presentation by Bryan “Professor Bugman” Man at the Athol Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Iris Fisher, 8, and her sister Ivie Fisher, 5, of Petersham, take turns holding an African giant millipede after a presentation by Bryan “Professor Bugman” Man at the Athol Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 22. Staff Photos/Paul Franz

FAR LEFT: Leannah Johnson, 10, of Athol, holds a whip scorpion.

FAR LEFT: Leannah Johnson, 10, of Athol, holds a whip scorpion.

 Bryan “Professor Bugman” Man holds an African giant millipede during the “Arthropod Petting Zoo” presentation at the Athol Public Library.

Bryan “Professor Bugman” Man holds an African giant millipede during the “Arthropod Petting Zoo” presentation at the Athol Public Library. Franz

LEFT: Jaxson Cross, 9, of Petersham, recoils after smelling a bug that uses odor to deter predators.

LEFT: Jaxson Cross, 9, of Petersham, recoils after smelling a bug that uses odor to deter predators.

People, who wanted to, are able to handle beetles during a presentation on bugs at the Athol Public Library.

People, who wanted to, are able to handle beetles during a presentation on bugs at the Athol Public Library. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Published: 02-25-2024 5:00 PM

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