You’ve driven past it dozens of times, if not hundreds: the giant Hercules Beetle on Hwy 115 just south of Colorado Springs next to the sign for the May Natural History Museum of the Tropics. And you, like me, probably thought it was a hokey roadside attraction. And so you drove past year after year after year until one day you decide to see what it’s all about for a little staycaytion and…. just watch the slide show. (And keep in mind while you do that the photos in this slide show represent 1/10 of 1% of what’s on display, which is only 1/6 of the entire collection!)

 

4 Responses to An Entomologist's Xanadu

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Thanks for featuring this–it appears to deserve more attention than it has received.

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  3. Rhonda Heschel says:

    We too had driven by the May Museum many times, and finally decided to check it out. It is AMAZING! Our son loved it, and so did we. What a gem!

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