Jul 28th, 2009

A Butterfly Update from the Conservatory!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

I am so excited about Lewis Ginter’s new Butterflies LIVE! blog. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I just have to mention it again. Jay Forehand, our butterfly wrangler, keeps us up to date on what’s “hatching” in the Conservatory!  Which reminds me, I need to grab my camera and  get over to the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit myself and check things out.  Here’s Jay:

Hi guys, a couple of days ago we noticed our first few pairs of monarchs mating. Over the last 24 hours we’ve found eggs popping up on our milkweed. So hopefully we’ll have some big fat monarch larvae for everyone to see in a couple of weeks.

Photos and video to follow shortly!

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing) butterfly

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing) butterfly

Amazing new species featured this week.
We received 5 Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing) butterflies in our last shipment. Check out this picture of one of our Leopard Lacewings.
Cethosia cyane perched on a variety of Butterfly Bush

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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