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!

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