Published on: June 22, 2010
Nature's creatures are nature's features at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo, being held Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 27.
Creative exhibitors, in a "this-bug's-for-you" mood, transformed butterflies, ladybugs and bumble bees into arts and crafts projects being displayed in McCormack Hall. The fair is located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive.
You'll see butterfly-inspired quilts, an educational ladybug display, a table-setting dotted with ladybugs, and huge paper mache bumble bee smiling from ear to ear--oops, from antenna to antenna.
If a county fair is a place to educate, inform and entertain--and it is--these displays do just that.
Sometimes folks think of pollinators only during National Pollinator Week, (under way this week through June 27), but it should be an every-day occurrence.
To appreciate and protect them, we need to be reminded of their existence and their role in our environment, our world and our lives.
REMINISCENT of stained glass, this floral-butterfly quilt by Sandra Jackson of Fairfield is showcased in McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. The fair opens Wednesday, June 23 and continues through Sunday, June 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
BUTTERFLY QUILT, made by Virginia Romero of Vallejo, is decorated with scores of butterflies. It is being exhibited in McComack Hall at the June 23-27 Solano County Fair, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CREATIVE table setting by Kristina Judy of the Vaca Valley 4-H Club is dotted with ladybugs. The table setting is on display June 23-27 in McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
LADYBUG DISPLAY at the June 23-June 27 Solano County Fair offers a myriad of information about ladybugs, beneficial insects in our gardens. This display is by a Solano County special education group. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
SMILING bumble bee greets visitors to McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fair, Vallejo, June 23-27. This is the work of a Vacaville teen, Melanie Campilongo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)