by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE! and the Garden has been incredible these past few days. What an incredible way to kick off the summer!
I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of Richmonders who decided it would be a good idea to come see our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit for themselves and give the rest of Richmond and Central Virginia a preview. The really cool thing is that they all decided to do this on thier own. From movies, to photos, to blog posts, each was inspired by the Garden or the butterflies. So cool!
In fact, the response in the blogging world has been so tremendous, I’ve decided to host a blogger tour of Butterflies LIVE! If you are interested in participating, just email me at jonahh [at] lewisginter [dot] org and I’ll add you to the list! Hopefully, we’ll have some live Tweeting from this event as well. The date is still to be decided.
So here goes:
- Scott Dickens over at RocketPop Media made a short HD film and put it on YouTube and Facebook! Awesome stuff!
- Our new Twitter friend, @Brent_H, shot a ton of awesome photos of the butterflies and flowers at Lewis Ginter this weekend and put them on Flickr.
- Another new Twitter friend, @RichmondEditor, aka David Hylton, posted some amazing photos (for a non photographer) on his blog today. If you think Google Ads are funny and have a sense of humor, make sure you check out the Google ads on the right!
- Karmic-Dragonfly posted even more great photos (I love the double tiger butterfly shot)
- Photographer @Patty Hankins featured our pink peonies on her photo blog.
- Twitter friend Sylvia @Peacewogs has been sending up some beautiful Twitpics to Twitter like crazy!
Plus, RVAnews.com featured one of my blue morpho photos as their photo of the day. And Style Weekly had a cute write up on how everyone loves butterflies because they remind us of our ability to transform ourselves. (Very true!) Plus you can always see some of our latest and greatest photos on Richmond.com. They featured the butterflies in an article a few weeks ago.
I’m sure I’m missing someone, so if you’ve seen a blog post or media coverage on Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently, or you’ve written something yourself, please feel free to leave a comment so we can link to it.