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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 Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Porcelain butterflies by New York City artist Nancy Blum flutter on the walls of Ginter Gallery II in the Education and Library Complex,  inspired by the artist’s visit to Butterflies LIVE! in 2009. Thanks to Erica Borey, museum studies intern, who installed the artwork, and librarian […]

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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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Flashback Friday

  by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Sometimes, if you create something brilliant, you create a timeless work of art that people want to see again and again.  I guess this could be said of the butterfly. Its magical transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is a symbol of hope and inspiration for so […]

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Text & photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you probably know, we’re a bit crazy about butterflies right now.  Butterflies LIVE! is in full swing at the Garden…..and all over Richmond.   Here at the Garden you’ll find native butterflies outside everywhere. We’ve planted  butterfly-attracting plants not just in […]

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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 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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