Today I ate a meal worm just for you, dear readers.
We went back to Faust Park to check out "BUZZ: Cook up a Cricket" at the Butterfly House. Today's event was to teach us about how bugs are an important protein source in other parts of the world.
Today they were cooking up crickets and meal worms. I thought I would be braver about the cricket than the meal worm, but as it turns out they were both teeny tiny. Battered and fried, you don't really taste "bug," which makes the sauce options even more entertaining.
Out in the main hall of the Butterfly House, they have all kinds of little bug habitats, including this enormous cockroach terrarium.
Jesse, for scale
Action Cam time! I was just trying to get a video of some butterflies, and it turned into unintentional comedy that had me laughing for the rest of the day. Keith is dedicated to his craft.
Admission to the Butterfly House is $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-12, and free for children under 2 and members of Missouri Botanical Garden. Check out their website for upcoming classes and other special events like this one.