The Butterfly House was serving "free hors d'oeuvres" yesterday . . .
FRIED BUGS !
In addition to the warm, tropical environment, where visitors can watch 25 varieties of butterflies emerge from their chrysalis stage and flutter about . . . landing on flowers and humans alike . . . a special, edible demonstration was provided yesterday where the adventurous could sample freshly fried meal worms or crickets.
We were reminded that a host of insects are considered "food" in the rest of the world, and consumed fried, dried, even live and wiggly. (Ugh.)
And in case you're wondering . . . the crickets taste just like chicken (except for their crispy, spiney little legs!)