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    New Exhibit Coming to the Butterfly Conservatory


    From the Niagara Parks blog:

    The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is pleased to welcome some of the world’s most exotic animals in a new exhibit, ‘Under the Canopy – Animals of the Rainforest’, organized by Ottawa-based Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo.

    Staff from Little Ray’s will be in Niagara Falls with the exhibit to lead all educational programs and host daily interactive sessions with the animals.

    Rainforest animals that will be on display include: Common Marmoset, Brazilian Short Tailed Opossum, Emerald Tree Boa, Jungle Carpet Python, Red Footed Tortoise, Emperor Scorpions, Cuviers Dwarf Caiman, Panther Chameleon, White’s Tree Frog and the Reticulated Python.

    I hope to be able to see this soon…

    Cooking up bugs on Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Daniella Martin is an entomophagy advocate.

    To the uninitiated, that means she eats bugs.

    “Insects are fabulous food,” she said with confidence.

    (Her personal favourites are wax worms, bees, wasps and fried bamboo worms).

    The U.S. host of the web-based show Girl Meets Bug travels the globe to share her passion with others.

    According to Martin, insects are the most environmentally-friendly source of protein on the planet.

    On Friday, she set up a makeshift kitchen outside Guinness World Records Museum on Clifton Hill and invited passers-by to sample a few fried delicacies which included crickets, scorpions and tarantulas.

    The majority of brave souls who accepted her offer said the bugs “taste like chicken.”

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