by Hilaire Ashworth, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are so excited that the time has finally come for the opening of Butterflies LIVE! On behalf of all of the curators, we say hello and want to officially introduce ourselves. Each butterfly curator was asked a series of questions and we picked some of […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you about our butterfly round-up. At the close of Butterflies LIVE we sent 194 butterflies from the exhibit to Tucson Botanical Gardens. Tucson just sent this note with these pictures, “There were three families in the exhibit when the package arrived so those children […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the most common questions we get is what do we do with the butterflies after the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit ends. Monday we had a “butterfly round-up” in the Conservatory as we chased down butterflies in butterfly nets & got them ready for their trip […]
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 […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just one more reason that nature is amazing: here’s the Orange Dead Leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus). Perfect mimic for a dead leaf. Wish I could catch this one with his wings open — then you’d see bright orange and purple-blue. Don’t forget, Butterflies LIVE! closes […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’re joining The Pollinator Partnership to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 16–23, 2014. Did you know that one of every three bites of food we eat is the direct result of pollination? This week in the Children’s Garden do the bee dance or enjoy a […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Butterfly Education Awareness Day is today, June 7, 2014? We’re celebrating by sharing some butterfly fast facts with you. Did you know that: Butterflies breathe through pores on their sides Their wings’ color patterns result from tiny, modified hairs (scales) Butterflies tend […]
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 Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our regular visitors, member Michelle Burdiss, is also a talented photographer. She generously allowed us to share some of her favorite photos earlier this year, in a blog post about her family growing up at the Garden. As Butterflies LIVE! comes to a […]
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 […]