Lauren's blog @ Audubon

Leafcutter bee

The Month of Love ...

February 7, 2011 | Tag(s): Valentines Day
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
February is a notable month for many reasons – one of which is the fact that it includes Valentines day!
fruit fly cake

Jingle Bugs Tomorrow!

December 10, 2010 | Tag(s): Jingle Bugs
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
Visit us at the Insectarium tomorrow while we celebrate the holidays with our six-legged friends.
Harvestman

Eight-legged memory

October 13, 2010 | Tag(s): Havestman, Spider
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
While on vacation I came across one of my favorite arachnids - harvestmen. A very misunderstood animal that has given me some fond memories
Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea)a

For the love of spider toes ...

August 31, 2010 | Tag(s): Tarantulas
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
Spiders, both big and small, inspire strong emotions wherever they go – be it fear or fascination ...
solipugid

Solifuges creepy or cute?

August 23, 2010 | Tag(s): camel spider, solifuge
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
Most know them by the name of camel spider they are also called sun spider, sun scorpion, wind spider and several other different names. The
Mosquito

National Mosquito day is this Friday!

August 15, 2010 | Tag(s): event, mosquito, mosquito day
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
Though we might have our reasons for disliking the tiny terrors - mosquitoes play a vital role in many different ecosystems.
Pearl Crescent

Butterfly Watching

August 15, 2010 | Tag(s): Butterflies
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
You may have heard of bird watching or even whale watching but not many people have heard of butterfly watching. Frankly – I hadn’t either u
Cupid and brothers

Pretty in pink!

August 4, 2010 | Tag(s): Katydid, New Orleans Gallery, Pink Katydid
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
Pink Katydids are now on exhibit in the New Orleans gallery.
Mosquito

Mosquito day is coming soon!

July 15, 2010 | Tag(s): event, mosquito, mosquito day
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
we are going to be celebrating Mosquito Day here at the Insectarium this August 20th!
Huntsman spider (female)

New Spider Exhibit ...

June 26, 2010 | Tag(s): New Orleans Gallery, Spider
By: Lauren, Assistant Manager of Animal Collections at the Insectarium
We have a new exhibit in our New Orleans gallery that features a beautiful spider found here in Louisiana called a huntsman spider.