N’Awlins Niblet (Part 1)

**Disclaimer: No one here actually says “N’Awlins.” If you say it, you ain’t from around these parts. LOL! But, it just sounds better as a title rather than New Orleans Niblet, don’t you think?**
It’s no secret that I love bugs! Heck, I make a living off of them.

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!


  1. R.L.Scovens says:

    The Insectarium sounds really interesting! I hate bugs, but maybe because I don’t know too much about them!

  2. Yuck bugs!! But Lily looks adorable.

  3. Charming Lamb says:

    I had NO idea people didn’t really say N’Awlins! Good to know…don’t want to ever appear touristy. LOL

    BTW…hate entering all these funny letters – it makes me CONCENTRATE!

  4. Sounds like fun. We have one of those in our hometown as well and my daughter loves going there. Ladybugs are her favorites.

  5. I think I cringed LOL. It does sound cool though. Thanks for entering my giveaway.

  6. I’m glad to see this post. Our family was in NO once, about a year before Katrina. We were talking about going back around Christmas time. The Insectarium sounds like fun!

    (and I am soooo glad to read that locals really don’t say “N’Awlins.” I wish I’d known that when I was with a coworker that always tried to pretend she was from there!).

  7. Heather B. says:

    I love that you love bugs. Love them for me to, k? Lily is asbolutely gorgeous. the termites, not so much 🙂

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Love your blog. I have three girls ages 1, 3, & 5 and the LOVE bugs too! We just had a lesson in our backyard on "cicadas" since they are buzzing from our trees. I've been to New Orleans once – loved it!

  9. Sounds like a fun day trip!

  10. CharmaineZoe says:

    Wow, how great is that! I would love to be able to visit it. I love bugs, they are fascinating. Every time I see a bug, moth or butterfly I don’t recognise I run and get my big insect guide just so I can identify it 🙂

  11. Minxy Mimi says:

    That looks interesting B. I think I would be creeped out, but slowly start to think they are cool! I know the boys would love that!!!

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