Sep 23rd, 2013

Sunny or Cloudy… Either Way, Butterflies Delight!

by Jane Cramer, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

New Guinea Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus)

New Guinea Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus) photo by Brad Alston.

Visiting Butterflies LIVE! is a  delightful experience whether you visit on a sunny or cloudy day. Each kind of day has its advantages:

SUNNY                                                                    CLOUDY

*Butterflies are most active with           *Butterflies rest more with a few
many species flying                                          species flying

*Opportunity to feel the uplifting          *Opportunity to take close up
energy from the butterflies                             photos of many species

*More likely a butterfly may land on you *Less likely a butterfly may land on you


We  release new butterflies at 10 a.m. daily, and Saturdays at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., through October 13. Don’t miss this magical experience of seeing many beautiful and colorful butterflies all around you!

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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