|The Bug Lady said she feels a little awkward when people want her picture taken with them because she's "just a former kindergarten teacher." Lauren wanted a pic with her because The Bug Lady is on TV. I told her she is a local celebrity!|
Her background with these animals began with her 5th grade teacher who kept critters in his classroom. She said she never liked creepy crawlies but at the end of that year she changed her feelings. She later became a kindergarten teacher who kept animals in her classroom. When she stopped teaching, her teacher friends wanted her to continue coming with her animals to show their students, and the business just took off from there.
Her studio is cutely decorated with themed posters, and art work. Her apron and tablecloths were made with insect patterned material. She has a funny personality and made lots of comments that made us all laugh.
|The lobby area has great wall art as well a jungle/outdoors theme.|
|She had several animals in containers on the floor that the kids could hold.|
|Some cages and tanks lined the wall filled with a variety of animals.|
|Kids sat criss-cross applesauce in rows so she could walk between them with the animals and not trip over legs.|
This was one of the best field trips we have ever been on--very educational and very fun. I wish The Bug Lady much success with her business.
|Lauren was given the ferret to hold, and she just wasn't sure what to do with it. We just started passing it around to other kids.|
|Hedgehog trying to hide under cloth.|