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by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Butterfly Team  Butterfly wings are covered in many tiny scales that overlap like shingles on a roof. Scales come in many different shapes and in the past, have been used to classify butterflies. The different colors are either produced by the pigments contained in the caterpillar’s diet or by the […]

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By Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Identifying butterflies can be a challenge when so many look similar, but the differences can make it tricky, too. Some butterflies are dimorphic, which means the male and female look very different. Take this pair of great yellow Mormons (Papilio lowii) – they look nothing […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Guess what!?!  Here at Lewis Ginter we are counting down the days ’til Butterflies LIVE!   In fact, it starts less than 2 weeks from today!  Chrysalides are already arriving at the Conservatory and we are setting them up in our emergence room. What’s new this […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s that time of year again when Richmond Magazine helps RVA decide the Best and Worst of Richmond. Last year, The Garden Shop was voted “The Best Place for Unusual Garden Ornaments”  — but did you know, we have so much more than that!  Why […]

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by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although the weather is getting chilly in Richmond, VA, I want to highlight a recent trip to a warmer place.  A couple of months ago, I was down in Florida to watch the UF vs. South Carolina game (Go Gators!).  While I was there, I […]

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Photos and text by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern  Butterflies are some of the most delicate creatures in the world. The butterfly, of all creatures, is most robbed of the power to destroy. Thousands may descend and produce little more than a fragile breeze,  the likes of which delights […]

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Lacewings to the Rescue

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell – head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat. It wasn’t all gloom […]

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by Kristen Wolenberg,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As soon as I walked into the Conservatory’s North Wing I felt like I was in a tropical oasis. There are lots of green plants at every height that add to the beauty and make you feel like you have just walked into a […]

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The Butterflies Have Landed!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   When I last visited the Garden I got a sneak preview of Butterflies LIVE!   Now the exhibit is now open. It was amazing to see so many species from around the world in one place, I can’t wait to go back and […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Yeah, from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE! exhibition in the Conservatory. The exhibition doesn’t start until next week — May 25 — but […]

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