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Blossoms celebrate Entomica's fifth birthday

Flower bed showcasing the insectarium created on Bay Street
Photo by: Shaylan Spurway. Entomica Staff and Board (Left to Right): John Dedes, Jessica Fischer, Drake Martin, Kees van Frankenhuyzen, Jacob Zaccaria, Sarah Butler, Marc Orlando, Corinne Wilkerson, Eva Deboer, Kerrie Wainio-Keizer.

Take a moment to enjoy the flowers! In celebration of Entomica's 5th year of providing insect-themed tourism and outreach events in northern Ontario, a splash of colour has been added to Bay Street.

A beautiful flower bed showcasing the insectarium has been created by the talented gardeners with the city of Sault Ste Marie. Entomica thanks the city for including them in this wonderful initiative. Each year, a different organization is featured in the garden which is located along Bay Street at Foster Drive.

A beautiful Monarch butterfly made an appearance at the flowers just as Entomica's staff and board of directors got together at the garden for a socially distant photo shoot. They were delighted to see butterflies, bees and a number of other insects using the garden, indicating its purpose of not only beauty but as a habitat for the fascinating critters all around us.

In case you haven’t heard, Entomica is now located inside the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre at 50 Pim Street. Entomica is happy to announce that it is fully opened to visitors, Wednesdays to Sundays 11-5 p.m.

Stop by the flower garden, then walk a few short blocks down the street and check out Entomica's spectacular new exhibit space featuring colour-themed vivariums housing an array of beautiful and fascinating insects from around the world.

Entomica’s insects need daily care and feeding, which is provided by dedicated staff and volunteers. If you would be interested in donating to the care of these amazing insects, Entomica can now provide a tax-deductible charitable donation receipt. Please visit to make a donation to their buggy friends today!

COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at Entomica for the protection of both our staff and visitors. Visitors are required to wear a mask and sanitize hands prior to entering the exhibit. Staff will be wearing masks and regularly sanitize door handles and other points of contact.

Visitors in the Entomica exhibit are limited to an occupancy of seven, with the exception of any single group/household with numbers exceeding seven. Hands-on interactions are limited to staff only, however, visitors are encouraged to take many photos and ask questions.

Please remember to keep a two-metre distance from staff and other groups of visitors. Entomica thanks you for your cooperation and looks forward to seeing you soon!