Q: Why does a blue-tongued lizard stick its tongue out?

A: Because it’s blue!

Just one of the answers offered by kids during our school holiday program about Bugs and Beasties!)*

Created with Paul's flickrSLiDR.

Yes, this and many more amazing facts were learnt about the animals presented at Feature Creatures at Sutherland Shire Libraries in the July School Holidays.

There was a stick insect that wanted to jump off its carer and onto the jungle vines in the children’s section at Cronulla. And a frilled-necked lizard that wanted to run outside and bask in the warm winter sunshine.

Boys and girls got to see and touch stick insects, frogs, tortoises, pythons, a bearded dragon, frilled neck lizard and all sorts of other creepy crawlies at Cronulla and Miranda Branch libraries on Tuesday 3rd July.

The theme for the school holidays is ‘Bugs and Beasties’, and there are fun activity days to be held at all branches, with stories, rhymes, games and crafts. No need to book – just turn up.

* Blue tongues use their tongue the way we use our noses – to smell the air.