Sunday, August 2, 2015

The buzz about big bugs

Been to see the Big Bugs at Morris yet? I saw them on Sunday. David Rodgers' sculptures are lots of fun. This is a grasshopper made from black locust.

The buzz about big bugs

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Been to see the Big Bugs at Morris yet? I saw them on Sunday. David Rodgers' sculptures are lots of fun. This is a grasshopper made from black locust.

As recounted in the Inquirer's Weekend section by Elizabeth Horkley in April, Rogers, a former cabdriver who lives on Long Island, was originally inspired by a tree in Vermont that reminded him of a backbone. He began with dinosaurs and moved on to insects.

His insects debuted at the Dallas Arboretum - great place, if you get a chance to go - and have been touring ever since. This is their second visit to Philadelphia. You can see them at Morris till the end of August.

And speaking of insects, while you're there, check out the Rose Garden. It's positively buzzing!

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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