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Bell peppers, bananas and beer: the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s Grocery List
December 8, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Take a look at this list. You are probably thinking, “ok, someone’s shopping list, so what?“. What if I told you that most of these things are not even for human consumption, but for butterflies, reptiles, and other various insects? You’d probably think I’m crazy! Well, you’re not alone. Have you ever bought Guinness at […]

Buzz or flutter: Who matters when it comes to pollination? (Hint: It’s everybody.)
February 28, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

In economic terms, bees far outstrip butterflies and moths as pollinators. However, there are some plants that are exclusively pollinated by butterflies — especially some wildflowers and garden ornamentals — and several night-blooming species are specifically pollinated by hawkmoths. Butterflies and moths are members of the insect order “Lepidoptera” — the scaly-winged insects. In addition […]

Bountiful butterflies plus more on moths: Why you should appreciate both this summer
June 29, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Houston is brimming is with butterflies this season! Moths, too. After a dismal showing during last year’s prolonged drought with almost no butterflies at all, this year local butterflies have bounced back with a vengeance! Or maybe “vengeance” isn’t a word usually associated with butterflies. In any case, there are lots of them. A Gulf […]

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 […]



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