Insect Lore is actually the creator of the original Butterfly Garden habitat. "Founded in California's San Joaquin Valley by Carlos White, an entomologist working with insects in the agricultural industry in 1965." Insect Lore has since then expanded the insect lineup offer things like ants, ladybugs, frogs, as well as different educational bug toys and supplies.
Insect Lore was kind enough to send me a few products for the boys to play with - The Anthill and 2 Buzzerks Masks. Unfortunately I am not thrilled with their choice to send me an anthill and not because I am not greatful but because really who purposely wants to bring ants into their home?? Its bad enough I have children who leave crumbs everywhere that I am stuck cleaning up constantly to avoid attracting the ants. I know because I have boys they decided not to send me the butterflies or ladybugs but I have to be honest so far the ant hill has not been started and probably will be used for some sort of other project.
Insect Lore really is a great way to get your kids involved in nature. They can watch how habitats are formed and how these tiny creatures live their lives. Even the toys are educational and help spark the kids imagination into these miniature worlds.
Cost/Available to purchase: $19.99 Ant Farm
$7.99 Buzzerks Mantis Mask / Fire Ant
Recommendation: The costs of all these products is really reasonable especially when you factor in all the learning that goes into each toy or habitat. I still don't really understand why someone would want to bring an insect into their home but I say this being the woman who has a pet snake which eats rodents and a worm compost in my garage. I guess it is just a difference of opinion for each persons preference.
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Giveaway: Insect Lore is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers an Ant Hill Kit of their own!
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