Bye-bye Butterfly! Today is the last chance to see these guys ’til next year . Look for Butterflies LIVE! to return in April of 2015. Photo by Don Williamson Photography
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by Richard Frailing, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I tell people my job, that I work in a butterfly exhibit at the Lewis Ginter and my official title is “Assistant Butterfly Curator,” it is always with a sly smile. I know how it sounds. I know that if I imagined what Assistant Butterfly […]
Photos & text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Congratulations to @sarabeejensen our Butterflies LIVE! Instagram contest Grand Prize winner. Sara wins a prize package valued at $500 including a night at the Jefferson Hotel Richmond and passes to come back to enjoy Butterflies LIVE! with 11 friends. Judging this contest was very […]
Can you believe Butterflies LIVE! starts in just 2 short weeks? We can’t wait! And guess what? We receive our first chrysalids today too! Stay tuned for more info on what’s new this year in the exhibit.
by Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden During the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, we thoroughly checked visitors to make sure that butterflies didn’t “hitch-hike” a ride out on clothing or bags. Do you know why butterflies aren’t allowed to leave the exhibit? Many of the butterflies fluttering around the North Wing of the Conservatory […]
by Jane Cramer, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visiting Butterflies LIVE! is a delightful experience whether you visit on a sunny or cloudy day. Each kind of day has its advantages: SUNNY […]
by Sally Stockslager, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit my favorite butterfly changes like the weather changes. This week the Philaethria dido or Scarce Bamboo Page butterfly has caught my heart. Green is an uncommon color in the butterfly word so it stands out among its peers. This butterfly […]
By Sally Stockslager, Assistant Butterfly Curator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Ever wonder what the butterflies in our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit think of people gawking at them? Some days they decide to gawk back–and even choose a guest of the day. It was a difficult decision, but they decided to crown this young lady Miss […]
Text and photos by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s hard to miss the stands of Joe Pye weed while passing through West Island Garden. These towering pink-purple plants cover the banks on both sides of the pond, some of them more than 6 feet high. But if you really […]
by Sally Stockslager, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As an assistant butterfly curator in the house of butterflies aka Butterflies LIVE! I wear many hats. Sometimes I am a gardener, teacher or butterfly body guard. The variety in my job lends to many interesting observations. The hot, humid conditions are designed with the […]