A fun and educational live animal zoology presentation available for parties, schools, camps, scouts and special events in the Los Angeles, California area. We specialize in reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and other misunderstood but friendly critters.

Cool Links

These are some of my favorite cool web sites! Many of them belong to friends of mine. In that case, they will also be listed under “Kathy’s Friends”


[“Bugs”] [Reptiles] [Frogs] [Other Animals] [Party Info] [Zoos & Aquariums] [Museums][Environmental]

Bugs! (and their relatives)

[Just take me straight to Butterflies!]

Creepy Crawly Zoo

Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County Insect Zoo Here’s where I worked many years ago when the Insect Zoo started as a “table in the hallway by the elevator” and my insectary lab was literally a broom closet hidden in the bird hall.  We eventually moved it to the Rotunda.  Boy, has it grown!

Insects.org This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.

Insect Collection, University of Wisconsin, Madison  – My late father-in-law’s former office and lab.

The Compleat Cockroach by David George Gordon – I’m proud to call him a friend of mine

Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery

AES Bug Club Home Page – London, England

El Segundo Dunes-El Segundo Blue Conservation

Center For Insect Science – University of Arizona Entomology Dept

Center of Insect Science Educational Outreach – Lessons for using live insects in the classroom

Sources of Insects

Entomological Society of America

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Bugs

Natural Pest Control

University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

University of Kentucky Entomology for Kids

Insects as Food – Insect Recipes

Bug Pets

Mississippi Entomology Camp

Colorado State University Entomology

Stink Bug

British Arachnological Society

Hotlist: Insects

Lepidoptera in the Mythology of Native Americans Cultural Entomology Digest 4

Kids’ Clubhouse

Sources of Insects

InsectNet.com – Run by my friend, Clark Thompson


Parent/Teacher Resources

Teaching Notes Drawings & Articles on Insects

Gift of Curiosity Insect unit study for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary students. 

Insects as Food – Insect Recipes and More – Written by my late father-in-law’s esteemed collegue, Dr Gene DeFoliart

Insects As Food Newsletter – Started by Dr Gene DeFoliart and continued by Florence V. Dunkel, Ph.D., Editor and C.E.O.



Butterfly Dreams

Monarch Watch : Dedicated to Education, Conservation and Research

The Butterfly WebSite Picture Gallery.

The Butterfly WebSite World Atlas of Butterflies and Moths.

SC Butterfly Project

Caterpillars deliver biology’s old lessons in new ways

Butterflies From Fragrant Acres

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Butterfly Pavillion

North American Butterfly Association

Butterflies of  Southeastern Arizona


A Guide to Butterfly Gardens

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Sea Turtle Postage Stamps




A Rainbow of Frogs – Level 1

Froggy Page

A taste of Freddo.

Visit Frogland! A really cool site for frog lovers


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Other Animals

Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur

Really Cool Underwater Oceanlife Photos

The Ocean Adventure


Madagascar — A World Apart: Related Links

The Living Edens: Madagascar, A World Apart

Equine Nutrition Information Center

Wildlife Waystation Welcome


Party Information

Marguerite, Snake dancer/handler, and also Kathy’s Critters very own, “Jungle Jane.”

Birthday Party Games and Kits, A Party Supply Store for Children from SimpliFun

Children’s Parties — The Complete Children’s Party Survival Guide

Entertainment Services and Promotions

Zebra Entertainment – a huge variety of Quality Party Entertainment

Party Planning from Party411

PartyNet – Children’s Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties for Children from Boxed Birthdays

Birthdays & More – Free Stuff & Party Supplies for Children, Family, Holidays


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Environmental Websites

WoW: Wildlife Conservation Through Education

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Home Page

Home Page of The Nature Conservancy – Help Protect Endangered Species


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Zoos & Aquariums

FONZ ZooGoer magazine

Exhibits at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Micke Grove Zoo of California

Reptiles at the Fort Worth Zoo

Zoos and Aquariums of AZA

The Electronic Zoo

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

Cincinnati Zoo



Natural History Museum