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Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale This Saturday!
April 13, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Spring is in the air and the Houston Museum of Natural Science Spring Plant Sale is right around the corner! If you are in need of plants, we will have thousands! There will be over 20 different species of host plants for butterflies, over 100 different species of nectar plants for all hungry pollinators, […]

Our Spring Plant Sale Sprouts This Saturday, April 1st!
March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

By Theresa Freiburger, Cockrell Butterfly Center Horticulturalist and Greenhouse Manager     It’s that time of year again! The Cockrell Butterfly Center is having its annual SPRING PLANT SALE on April 1, 2017 at 9am. As usual, it will be located on the 7th floor of the parking garage at the Houston Museum of Natural […]

A Staple for Butterfly Exhibits: The Rice Paper
July 31, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

One of the most distinctive and easily recognizable insects in the Cockrell Butterfly Center is the rice paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe), also known as the paper kite and the large tree nymph. All these common names allude to the rice paper’s characteristic slow, graceful, and sometimes floppy flight. These butterflies make great, showy additions to […]

HMNS greenhouse teaches how to plant a butterfly oasis in your back yard
April 16, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

They float on the wind, decorate your back yard in the spring and summer, and inspire warm emotions with their delicate wings. They seem carefree, at home in any meadow, but butterflies have more specific needs than we might imagine. As urban sprawl continues to grow, reducing green space and native plant growth, natural butterfly […]



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