March 28, 2016 |
IF YOU'RE IN Mayfair in May, you might want to look for a new crop of monarch butterflies. They will be part of the Mayfair Monarch Project, an effort to increase the number of monarch butterflies in North America, and spruce up the corridor between Mayfair and Holmesburg. The project is the brainchild of Steve Kanya, who for 24 years has operated a not-so-little shop of critters called the Insectarium in Holmesburg. In a few weeks, Kanya plans to unveil a new Butterfly Rainforest Pavilion inside the 8,000-square-foot warehouse behind his existing business and museum.
January 11, 2013
Special Events 2013 Jobs: When-Where & For Whom Job Discussion Panel. The Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 52d Fl. $35; $25 members/full time students. 1/11. 7:45-10 am. Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305. Historic Smithville Mansion Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens.
August 21, 2008 |
Birds do it. Isn't that enough? Must we, the sophisticated species, eat insects too? Most emphatically yes, says David Gracer, an otherwise ordinary college-level writing instructor from Providence, R.I., who was showing off his bug cuisine at the Academy of Natural Sciences last Saturday. His part-time business, Sunrise Land Shrimp, aims at getting people to eat insects. Pound for pound, Gracer says, insects contain higher percentages of protein than our more conventional food favorite, the cow. Thus an insect-based diet is a healthful, sustainable diet.
April 13, 2007 |
Welcome to the city of brotherly love! Perhaps we're biased, but we think you've landed in one of the greatest towns around. There's plenty to keep you busy during your Philadelphia visit. Great eating? Check. Grab a cheesesteak, hit the Reading Terminal or the Italian Market, or try one of the city's fine BYOs. Shopping? Check. Head to South Street for funky finds, Rittenhouse Square and adjacent Walnut Street for upscale stores, or Franklin Mills for bargains galore.
August 11, 2006 |
After a walk through Arachnid Alley and the Cockroach Kitchen, the Lovely Lepidoptera lecture will be a relief. Lepidoptera, a term used to classify moths and butterflies that derives from the Greek words lepido for scale and ptera for wings, have long been regarded for their beauty and symbolism in world religions and philosophies on life. At the Insectarium in Northeast Philadelphia, billed as the nation's largest insect museum, educator Laura Hammon will give a presentation on how to identify the nearly 28,000 species of butterflies and moths as well as the importance of these winged insects in the ecosystem.
January 31, 2001 |
What would you eat to survive? A hairy tarantula? A plate of wriggly worms? A cockroach concoction? You just know that the contestants on the new "Survivor: The Australian Outback" series will indulge in something of the sort. Remember the insect-eating contest on the second episode of the first "Survivor"? The insects were grubs - specifically, the larval stage of an island beetle. And remember the later banquet of roasted rat? "Survivor 2" kicked off Sunday in the barren Outback, where there's plenty of good bug-eatin', according to Jeanette A'psis, education director of the Insectarium at Steve's Bug Off in Holmesburg.
January 7, 2000 |
You ever hold a whiptail scorpion in your hand? Would you like to? Oh, come on, he won't hurt you. No thanks, I say. I'm at the Insectarium, 8046 Frankford Ave. Jennifer Bush, the director, is showing me around. Bush invites another visitor, Ian Dahlgleish, to hold the insect. Ian, who lives with his family in Morrell Park, is 9 years old. He says no. I'm with you, Ian. Bush gives him the same pitch. Now Ian nods and extends his right hand. Very gently, Bush places the whiptail scorpion on his palm.
January 9, 1998 |
Why is TV Food Network one of the fastest-growing television channels? Because people love food. They love eating it and, sometimes even more so, they love watching chefs cook it. At many trendy restaurants, diners crowd the tables around an open kitchen to savor the sounds and sights of the clanging pots, the sizzling pans, the steaming kettles and the screaming line cooks. Which brings us to Saturday's cooking demonstration. It's not at some restaurant called Glitzo in Center City.