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Sculpture Dedication at Anita Purves Nature Center

Saturday, April 27, 2024
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway
Urbana, IL 61801


Public art meets nature!

A popular sculpture has relocated from Meadowbrook Park to the Anita Purves Nature Center. Mr. Big Beetle Finds His Way, is now at the nature center and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the sculpture on Saturday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m.

People can't miss the sculpture - it is located right at the front entrance at Anita Purves Nature Center.

Everyone is invited to the free ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following the ribbon cutting, people can go on a guided hike in Busey Woods with an Interpretive Naturalist, who will reveal the history and impacts of the very real beetle from which this sculpture was inspired: the emerald ash borer (EAB). The hike will cover approximately 1/3-mile of boardwalk trail and will last from about 12-1pm.