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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Opens at HMNS This Friday
January 24, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

 Now in its fifty-second year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the international leader of innovative visual representation in the natural world. This prestigious competition and resulting exhibition, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Jan. 27, stimulates engagement with the diversity and beauty of the natural world. On loan from the Natural History Museum […]

The colors of Fall… in some places anyway!
October 27, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Paul Keleher Here’s a link I thought I’d share. It’s a super cool slideshow about the colors of Fall and why leaves change to various colors! Too bad we don’t see much of this in Houston!

A Nature Walk through Hermann Park
April 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wax myrtle is a tree that is eaten by the 5 species of exotic walking sticks that we have here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, as well as some of our grasshoppers and other herbivores. Recently, while trying to catch dragonflies (don’t ask), I stumbled upon not one, or two, but tons of these trees in Hermann […]

Protection from Predators
October 1, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Butterflies will lay eggs on host plants, like this Cassia alata. But, how do you protect the caterpillars that emerge from hungry predators in your garden? This week, I received a phone call from a museum patron who was concerned about wasps capturing her Gulf fritillary caterpillars from her Passionflower vine in her butterfly habitat […]



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