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Play the Butterfly Life Cycle Game!

By Jennifer Moore, HMNS Outreach Presenter With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. We’re going to act out all the stages a butterfly goes through as it grows!  Butterflies don't grow up like people do. Humans go through some changes as we get older, like getting taller. Can you still wear the clothes you…

Buttercream: The Icing On Our Delicious Cake Experiment!

  So.  Buttercream. I make one heck of a delicious buttercream frosting. Only problem is that it isn’t technically buttercream because I don’t use eggs. If you are a real baker, you might recognize my frosting as a delicious abomination called “American Buttercream”.  If you’re good, I’ll give you the recipe at the end of this blog.  If you are just checking in for the first time with this series… Hi!  We are making a geode cake.  You might want…

Fly Away with the Butterfly Center This Summer

School’s out for summer and now the age old question comes- what can I do with these kids all summer long?! Well, have no fear the Cockrell Butterfly Center is here! The Butterfly Center team has come up with a bunch of awesome activities that will have kids buzzing and parents rejoicing that their kids are learning about the world around them — while still having fun! Here’s what is going on this summer: Story time in the Hive- Daily…

How Long Do Butterflies Live? New Data From The Butterfly Center Gives Us Some Answers

How long do butterflies live? It is one of the questions we get most frequently in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and our replies vary. We may say an average of two weeks, which was the accepted standard based off of a few small scale experiments in the Butterfly Center over the years. We may say up to eight months, depending on the species. We can give acuarate and scientific answers for Monarch butterflies and some of the longwings, but for…

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