Insect Safari for Great American Backyard Campout. OAKLAND, CA. Saturday, June 28, 2014. ISMC was on hand at Joaquin Miller Park to support this Oakland Parks & Recreation annual event. Hundreds of visitors camped overnight. ISMC hosted 3 activities: 1) An Insect Safari - campers got to catch & release insects use butterfly nets, loupes and vials; 2) Night Time Sheetlighting - campers got to observe nighttime insects; and 3) Native Bee Display - campers learned about native bee decline through a photographic display. Mayor Jean Quan and OPR Director Audree Jones-Taylor attended and brought greetings. Enjoy these photos from the 3 activities.