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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 […]

What’s Happening at HMNS This Week
June 12, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Here’s what’s happening at HMNS this week! EVENING FILM SCREENING – “Amazon Adventure 3D” with Erin Mills, Director of Cockrell Butterfly Center Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. As a young man, Henry Bates risked his life for science in the 1850s. “Amazon Adventure 3D” tells the epic, true story of the explorer’s fascinating 11-year journey through […]

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 […]

What’s The Splatter? The Science Behind Bug Guts on your Windshield.
April 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Road trips…they’re fun, but rough on your car’s paint job! Why? Bug splatter! We are all familiar with the mess all over the front of our cars from driving, especially long distances. But, what you may not know is all of the science that can be found in all of those little dead bug bodies, […]


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