Let's Go Buggy!: The Ultimate Family Guide to Insect Zoos and Butterfly Houses

Let's Go Buggy!: The Ultimate Family Guide to Insect Zoos and Butterfly Houses

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by Troy Corley
     
 

Go buggy across the US with this comprehensive guide on where to see and touch live bugs and butterflies at more than 140 of the buggiest zoos, museums, nature centers and botanical gardens. This first of its kind book includes details on 75 bugfully delightful festivals, dozens of bugged-out Web sites, the most up-to-date list of official state insects in print, plus…  See more details below

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Go buggy across the US with this comprehensive guide on where to see and touch live bugs and butterflies at more than 140 of the buggiest zoos, museums, nature centers and botanical gardens. This first of its kind book includes details on 75 bugfully delightful festivals, dozens of bugged-out Web sites, the most up-to-date list of official state insects in print, plus swarms of other buggy educational resources. By the time you finish buzzing through this 256-page guide packed with bug bytes of insect information, you�ll be "going buggy" too.

With the rich research of journalist and mother, Troy Corley, you�ll visit places such as the Greathouse Butterfly Farm in Florida, a former pecan producer that�s now the largest live butterfly supplier in the US. Hop over to Seattle�s

Pacific Science Center where termites and ants are crawling in a discovery area, then buzz over to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, TN where an observation Honey Bee hive hums with insect life. Discover where to crunch Crispy Cajun Crickets at the Incredible Edible Insect Event in New Orleans and learn how you can hold a bug birthday bash one floor above Steve�s Bug Off Exterminating Company in Philadelphia.

Inspired by her two bug lovin� kids, Corley has put together a travel and resource guide that will appeal to parents, grandparents and educators who want to introduce kids to the wonders of insects and other bugs.

About the Author
Author Troy Corley has been "going buggy" with her two kids for more than a decade. She has written about her buggy exploits for FamilyFun and L.A. Parent magazines, dozens of United Parenting Publications and Disney Online. A journalist for 25 years, Corley specializes in educational family travel, genealogy and technology. Her articles have appeared in Parade, Parents and Travel & Leisure Family magazines; the Los Angeles Times; CNN.com and DigitalCity.com.

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Heartland Reviews
Let's Go Buggy! is a wonderful resource for any kid, family, or teacher interested in entomology, the study of insects. This book systematically lists and describes all the bug zoos and butterfly houses in each state; bug festivals by the month; bug websites, and resources. Science educators who believe in going on field trips will kill to get their hands on this book. It is well organized, interesting, and chocked full of great information. It is also filled with little buggy factoids just to make it more interesting. We rate this book five hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970624208
Publisher:
Corleyguide
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.63(d)

What People are saying about this

Susan Peterson
Being 'bugged' has never been so much fun!
author of "Fun and Educational Places to Go With Kids in Southern California
Linda Stivala
This is a very cool book for kids and parents to "Go Buggy" in the U.S. It can be a starting point for future entomologists complete with Bug Buzzwords (a glossary "to help dissect bug biology"). You can find museums and insectariums, dates, hours and websites under Bug Bytes. A chapter on state insects and pet bugs as well as "Bugged Out" lists festivals. Who knew there are tarantula festivals? After reading this you know how to create your own butterfly garden. I cast my vote for this book for the next (Book Sense) 76. (Linda Stivala, Gansevoort House Books, Little Falls, New York)
Sheila Ellison
What a great resource, and fun and unusual too. (Sheila Ellison, author of 365 Afterschool Activities, The Courage to Be a Single Mother and The Courage to Love Again)
Bob Spear
This is an incredible educational and family science resource. (Bob Spear, The Book Barn, Leavenworth, KS)
Arthur V. Evans
'Bugatists'(tm) everywhere will find it the ultimate guide for seeing America, bug-wise!
D.Sc., Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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Let's Go Buggy! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to walk among a thousand butterflies or hope to excite your child about the wonders of insects, this is the book for you. I recommend Let's Go Buggy to everyone I meet who wants to visit a butterfly atrium or insect zoo. Its many other resources - web sites, book recommendations, etc. -- are excellent for insect enthusiasts of all ages.