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Earth Fair: Spotlight on Nature Event Series Launch! Bugs in the Garden, 2:45pm reading

April 30, 2023 @ 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

Part of La Crosse Earth Fair: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Event focus: Insects (decomposers)

Join local author Nick Nichols during Earth Fair as he reads about the wonderful world of DECOMPOSERS!

Listen to a book reading by local author Nick Nichols of “Worm McWorm & the Decomposers!”  (There will be two readings: 11:20am & 2:45pm.) Learn how McWorm and his friends build soil, and how good soil grows good food, and how together you can help too! As a bonus, the first 20 children who attend either event will receive a free copy of Nick Nichols’ book, “Worm McWorm & the Decomposers!” 


Nick Nichols, Author of Worm McWorm and the Decomposers along with the DABB Team and members of WisCorps. “Hello, my name is Nick and I am a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, motivated by a lifetime of public service. I walk the talk—I am a former recycling coordinator in Houston County, Minnesota, and prior to retirement in 2019 I was employed as the sustainability coordinator for La Crosse County. I live a sustainable lifestyle by growing a substantial amount of my own organic vegetables and fruit.  My home is equipped with solar electric and water systems and I own a plug-in electric hybrid car. I am also the author of the novel Rednecks of the Dead (available on Amazon) and the children’s picture book I’m Hungry, I’m Hungry, I’m Hungry Too, which is a story used to educate children about hunger issues and how children can help solve them.”


Part of the Spotlight on Nature Event Series

The series, part of the Driftless Area BioBlitz 2023 Nature Challenge, is your chance to participate in a bioblitz with experts sharing their passion for and knowledge of the driftless region. There will be eight different events, each focusing on various taxa like fungi, moss and lichens, pollinator plants, birds, and insects, including nocturnal and decomposers.

Please note:

  • Registration is not required for this event
  • If inclement weather, event will be held in Myrick Center Discovery Room.



April 30, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm


Strive 2 Thrive Coulee Region
City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry


La Crosse Room, Myrick Park
789 Myrick Park Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601
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