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by Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  In case you didn’t know, this week is National Moth Week.  Here at the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, we are known for having a variety of butterflies, but periodically we will get some moths to liven up the exhibit with their nocturnal glory.  Having the moths in […]

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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 Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to butterflies here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Our Conservatory exhibit Butterflies LIVE! is underway until October 13. The Lora M. Robins Library (yes, the Garden has a library!) offers a wide selection of butterfly books and DVDs […]

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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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Guest blog by Catherine Parrish Tejnecky,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden member This summer my family was inspired by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s butterfly exhibit to take an extra step with the caterpillars who visit my herb garden this year. We decided to remove them from the garden at the point they were large enough to pupate and […]

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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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A Perfect 10

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As the summer months stretch on, you may be looking for something new to do to really enjoy the fact that it’s summer.  There’s so much to do at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! In the Garden Café, we’ve left  some spiral notebooks  looking for […]

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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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