Seminole State Park is taking the eating of natural food snacks to a whole new level. Due to the popularity of its Eat a Cricket challenge, park management staff has added a new item to the challenge menu – Larvets – a crunchy worm snack available in three flavors – Mexican spice, cheddar cheese and BBQ – oh my! More than thirty park patrons have entered the cricket eating challenge so far, choosing one of the tasty flavor offerings of bacon and cheese, salt and vinegar or sour cream and onion. It is hoped that the addition of Larvets to the menu will bring in even moreadventur- ous and non-discriminatory eaters.
Sadly, for you lovers of everything Fall, there is not a pumpkin spice flavor available in either item at this time.
In case you are wondering, and in the mood for a little snack, here’s how the critter eating challenges works. Purchase a box of flavored dried crickets, or larvets, from the park office’s gift shop, eat one, or pig out on the entire box in front of a park staff member, and you win a prize.
In addition to the critter eating contests the Park has also begun an informative Wildlife Wednesday monthly educational series. The park’s vast and varied wildlife, along with seasonal hunting seasons, will be discussed in detail each month by the series’ host and director Marjorie King. In October, Game Warden Corporal Steve Tomas will be presenting information on dove and deer seasons and this year’s new hunting regulations.
The Wildlife Wednesday series can be seen on the Park’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/SeminoleStatePark
For additional information, or to get 15% off the park’s Friends of Georgia State Parks membership, call King at the State Park Office at 229-861-3137.