If you’ve been paying attention to the buzz, you may have heard about a special type of cicada that’s set to emerge by the millions on parts of the East Coast. The so-called periodical cicada, which comes out in huge swarms every 17 (or in some cases 13) years, is truly a sight (and sound) […]Read More
Mary Lincoln is Exhibitions Assistant at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She considers herself a bug enthusiast, and during M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! she's also a butterfly educator.
It is a brisk October morning as I step out of my car and head for the Conservatory. I say “morning,” yet heavy shadows still blanket the garden, and I can even spot a few stars in the sky that are unwilling to give up the ghost. It is chilly, enough that you need a […]Read More
If you’ve ever dabbled in herb gardening, chances are you’ve seen little green worms munching away on your parsley, dill, or fennel. If that’s the case, then you’ve been visited by the larva of Eastern Black Swallowtails! These caterpillars may be found eating anything in the carrot family—including the herbs already mentioned, but also carrots […]Read More