Hail the Formosan Termite!
So, it should come as no surprise that my very first “N’Awlins Niblet” would honor our brand spankin’ new Audubon Insectarium!
A description from the official website: “The Audubon Insectarium showcases the largest group of animals on the planet, insects! Since prehistoric times, insects have played invaluable roles: pollinating crops, decomposing waste and adding intrigue, color, texture and majesty to our world. Your visit to the one-of-a-kind, interactive Audubon Insectarium will illuminate amazing things about these tiny (and not so tiny!) creatures; you’ll never think about them the same way again.”
My husband and I have already taken my daughter to check it out (what, you didn’t think I’d miss opening day?!?), and we were VERY impressed! It doesn’t hurt that my own work is included in an exhibit AND one of my best friends is Jayme, the Curator! LOL!
Lily checking out the “Love Bug” at the Audubon Insectarium. Inside the car was a movie screen showing an informative (and funny) video about Love Bugs! Lily’s favorite part was the interactive movie theater and the butterfly garden!
The Audubon Insectarium is the BIGGEST thing to happen to New Orleans since the OTHER biggest thing, and it’s important to tell the world that like our insect friends, New Orleans is buzzing! The Insectarium has ALREADY surpassed attendance expectations showing that New Orleans is definitely on the rebound! Join us in spreading the word!