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#CitizenScience – Join our Butterfly Experiment!
January 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Have you seen a numbered butterfly in the Cockrell Butterfly Center today? We’re doing a longevity study to see how long the butterflies in our center are living. If you see a butterfly with a number on it, snap a picture and post it on Instagram with the tag #CBCStudy so that we can see it! […]

Seeing Stripes: The Zebra Longwing Butterfly
December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

The zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia) is a common resident of the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC). This butterfly is easily recognizable with boldly striped yellow and black wings. When visiting the CBC, you’ll often spot them sipping nectar from the flowers and nectar feeders or sunning themselves with their wings spread open. These butterflies have some unique […]

Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale
March 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Spring is almost here! Of course it has felt like it for months now, but with all of the rain we have had lately, we should have a good show of blooms. And with the blooms come the butterflies. Most of the time, butterflies get most of the attention, but have you ever thought about […]

Cockrell Butterfly Center Fall Plant Sale Oct. 8!
September 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

This time of year, gardening can make you feel as hot as Priscilla Queen of the Desert!  With water restrictions and heat advisories, who wants to get into that mess? The drought and high temperatures have also caused butterflies to suffer, leaving their numbers well below normal for the season. In addition to the gardens […]



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