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How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Part III
March 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS entomologist Erin Mills walks you through how to mount and display a butterfly in this 4-part video tutorial. Part III: Setting the Butterfly Part III continues below:  Check back next week for our final installment of this video series.

It Takes a Village ….A Milkweed Village
September 8, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

As the obligate host plants for monarch caterpillars, milkweeds are a staple in any butterfly habitat garden. However, milkweed is not just for monarchs! Many other insects call the genus Asclepias home, giving rise to the concept of a “milkweed village.” Milkweed plants produce bitter tasting toxins called cardiac glycocides, and insects that eat milkweeds […]

Finding the flora and fauna: Butterfly Center staff conduct a BioBlitz in Memorial Park
July 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: The term “BioBlitz” was first coined in 1996 for intense attempts to record all the flora and fauna within a designated area. National Geographic, which has partnered with parks around the country for various BioBlitzes, describes them as “a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community […]

STEM & GEMS: Insects and plants fascinate “bug nerd” Lauren Williamson
March 28, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: As part of our annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) program we conduct interviews with women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. This week, we’re featuring Lauren Williamson, Entomologist in the Cockrell Butterfly Center.  HMNS: How old were you when you first became interested in science? Williamson: Ever […]


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