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Cockrell Butterfly Center

Mimics Among Us! Bugs That Aren’t What They Seem
July 7, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

By Theresa Freiburger, Horticulturalist/Greenhouse Manager at the Cockrell Butterfly Center  Mimicry, in the biological sense, is when an animal closely resembles another animal or plant. Mimicry happens in all shapes and colors throughout the animal kingdom. Some mimic the environment, like a leaf or a stick, while others have evolved to mimic other insects. What […]

Fly Away with the Butterfly Center This Summer
June 9, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

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 […]

We Don’t Mean To Bug You, But We Have To Tell You About Our Awesome Entomology Collection!
June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

How many of you readers collect something, whether coins, stamps, statues of elephants, vintage firearms, beanie babies (we’re dating ourselves!), shot glasses from places you’ve visited, etc.? Humans seem to have a predilection for collecting things. Some of these collections seem random, or nostalgic, or even silly – but in the case of museums, a […]

How Long Do Butterflies Live? New Data From The Butterfly Center Gives Us Some Answers
April 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 […]


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