by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We have a wealth of knowledge at the Garden! And boy do we like to share it. Our mission, after all is education. One way that we share our knowledge is by teaching staff and Garden volunteers about interesting Garden-related topics in a series called “15 […]
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by Jasmine Kent, PR and Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just this August, Alex Arzt arrived in Richmond, enrolled into Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, and brought her talent to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the exhibit coordinator Ginter Gallery II. Alex has established herself in the realm of art with a […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden visitor and Facebook fan Dinah Foreman found this beautiful plant by a creek in western Henrico County. Isn’t it awesome? She messaged us because she was looking for some help identifying it. Any guesses? Would you believe that the common name for this is […]
Butterflies LIVE! closes in less than 2 weeks. Don’t miss your chance to see hundreds of butterflies fluttering through the North Wing of the Conservatory. If you’ve seen and loved Butterflies LIVE! come back one last time to say good-bye.
by Jane Cramer, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you enjoy National Moth Week? At Butterflies LIVE! we love moths. You may have read about our Luna moth caterpillars in the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit or seen them, but did you know there is a story behind them? The Garden’s naturalist friend, Linda McBride, […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With all the rain we’ve been having, it’s no surprise that we’ve had a few creatures trying to find shelter inside. Last week, a toad made its way to the Robins Visitor Center….where he blended perfectly with the carpet! Luckily we had a mother […]