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.
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by Annie Raup, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A question that the Butterflies LIVE! staff gets asked a lot is, “Where do the butterflies come from?” That’s a great question, since most of the butterflies in the exhibit are tropical. Here’s the answer…. But you better visit us soon […]
by Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden During the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, there have been many guests that point out the butterflies on the floor. While this can be worrisome at first to those who see it and are concerned about butterflies getting stepped on, it is important to note that the butterflies […]
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 […]
Ever wonder what it would be like to work in the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit in the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I think it would be a dream job, greeting and educating visitors, opening boxes of butterflies, monitoring the progress of butterflies emerging from their chrysalises in the Emergence Room, and releasing butterflies for […]
by Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Butterfly of the Month for September is the Paper Kite Butterfly (Idea leuconoe). If you have seen Paper Kites at Butterflies LIVE! in the Conservatory, there are a few things that you might have noticed: we have a lot of Paper Kites in the exhibit, they really […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]