Lauren W Williamson

Behind the Scenes: A Day at the CBC
November 5, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

When I say I am an entomologist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, this is what people picture: Yes, I get to play with butterflies at my job and yes, my job is awesome! It’s also sometimes really smelly, sweaty and dirty. My morning generally starts out with releasing butterflies, which sounds like something magical. The butterflies are released twice a […]

Whooo’s that? It’s a butterfly!
September 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

An owl butterfly, to be exact. Join us this week at the Cockrell Butterfly Center to celebrate one of our favorite flutterers during An Evening with Owls. Named for the huge owl-like eye spots on the underside of their wings, these big beauties have wingspans that can reach up to seven inches or more! The […]

Hungry for Summer Recipes? Try some bugs!
June 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why not put something super nutritious, sustainable, and oh-so-tasty on your grilling skewer this summer? Oh, did I mention it’s a little leggy? We are talking about cooking delicious insects! Since my last blog concerning entomophagy a couple of years ago, this unique eating experience has become quite popular. Many companies are popping up all […]

Sure, today’s Columbus Day, but it’s also National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day!
October 14, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The country at-large may be celebrating Columbus Day, but around these parts, we salute National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, too. Yes, we actually want you to eat bugs  To help promote National Chocolate Covered Insect Day on Monday, October 14 (yes, it’s a real thing!), I thought a blog dedicated to entomophagy would be a great […]



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