March Break family fun offered by local Butterfly Conservatory

February 8, 2018 by  

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory invites everyone to join it during the school break in March for BugFeast 2018.

BugFeast returns to the local greenhouse with chocolate as the theme for 2018. Local area residents of all ages are challenged to join in and test their taste buds with three ‘bugtastic’ foods to sample. All regular admission prices include free samples of the following:

– ‘Chocolate “Chirp” Cookies’ specially blended with cricket flour
– ‘White Chocolate Bark’ uniquely crafted with roasted mealworms
– ‘Cricket Milk Chocolates’ – crickets covered in rich milk chocolate

The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy. Insects are a popular food choice in many parts of Africa, Central and South America and Asia. Over 1,417 species of bugs and insects have been a readily available and nutritious source of protein for people for more than 10,000 years.

In addition to providing a quality protein source, insects are also a good source of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Good examples include:

– Termites are great sources of iron
– Crickets are very high in calcium
– Giant silkworm moths provide sources of copper, iron, thiamin, zinc and riboflavin

Event organizers may display signs with bug facts, and have specially printed promotional drinkware and paper plates available during this event.

BugFeast 2018 will be held daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 18. The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is located 2500 Kossuth Road. This event is included with regular admission prices.