• Monarch butterfly on weed
    Monarch butterfly. Photo: Pamm Cooper

Bug Week 2023

UConn Extension is hosting the 9th Annual Bug Week from July 24-29. We are planning to have in-person events around the state.  Keep checking the website to see what's buzzing! We’ll be posting more information sheets on trees, shrubs and perennials for pollinators.

You will even be able to follow the life cycle of beautiful Luna moths!

Bugs are the unsung heroes of our ecosystem. They pollinate our crops and gardens, prey on pest insects, and aerate soils by breaking up decaying material to recycle nutrients.

Let’s celebrate bugs this year by taking pictures of them for the photo contest and by improving the environment for them.  Small changes to our yards and gardens can make big changes for the bugs.

Bug Week Photo Contest 2022 Results

The results from our 2022 Bug Week Photo Contest are in! We thank everyone for participating, and offering so many incredible photos to choose from.

Link To Complete Results

Days Until Bug Week!
July 23, 2023

Activities & Events

Details on our Programs Page.

Spring Valley Student Farm


Pollinator and Insect Walks

Wednesday July 26, 2023 from 10 AM - 2 PM

Parasite Day and Insects with the CT State Museum of Natural History

Thursday July 27, 2023 from 12 PM - 4 PM

Bug Week at the CT Science Center

Please visit the Connecticut Science Center for more information on Events & ticket prices.

Photo Contest

Details on our Photo Contest Page.

Registration Form

Bug Month will hold in person events again in 2023. Visit our programs page for available activities.