Naturalist Elsass, right, shows Levi Beach the tarantula while his sister, Halle, looks on. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Naturalist Elsass, right, shows Levi Beach the tarantula while his sister, Halle, looks on. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

DELPHOS — Local children got up close and personal with a tarantula and Madagascar hissing cockroaches Thursday morning with the Johnny Appleseeed Metropolitan Park District’s programming vehicle “The Beetle” stopped in Stadium Park.

 

Elsass also took the children on a bug hunt.