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Insect Comedy & Tales for the Earth @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA
June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Diane is off on an adventure that’s sure to have you giggling, wriggling, and wanting to save the world with two wonderful performances. Insect Comedy and Tales for the Earth will appear as part of Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Family Fun Day,” a cost-free day full of nature exploration, live-animal presentations, music, arts and crafts, learning, and fun for the whole family.
Set amidst more than 1,000 lush acres in the Berkshires, Pleasant Valley winds through forests, meadows, and wetlands, and along the slopes of Lenox Mountain.
About the performances:
Insect Comedy (11:15 AM) takes a delightful look at our six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate’s Acorn, one of Diane’s original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And, in another backyard tale, we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane’s hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyridae Beetle, and others keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects.
Tales for the Earth (1:30 PM) is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling, and the wonder of the creatures all around us through interactive narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water-conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond; The Tailor!, a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end; and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature, with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.