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My Little Stinky: Corpse Flower Cousin on Display at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
April 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Meet Lois’s baby cousin, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. It may not be as large or as smelly as the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) that bloomed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2010, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome! It’s blooming in the Cockrell Butterfly Center right now, and by the end of the weekend, it should be […]

Seeing Stripes: The Zebra Longwing Butterfly
December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

The zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia) is a common resident of the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC). This butterfly is easily recognizable with boldly striped yellow and black wings. When visiting the CBC, you’ll often spot them sipping nectar from the flowers and nectar feeders or sunning themselves with their wings spread open. These butterflies have some unique […]

Insects and Orchids: An Evolutionary Journey
January 13, 2010 · 9 Comments

I absolutely love orchids! I mean who doesn’t, really? They are my very favorite flower in the whole world. I can literally stare at them for hours and not get tired of them. I love to photograph them; I even had them in my wedding! I love their colors, their shapes, there is really no […]

Your Friend: The Roach
January 9, 2009 · 2 Comments

Often dogs are credited as “man’s best friend,” but I beg to differ.  I offer you instead the humble roach.  The usually and immediate reaction to the word “roach” (or the actual specimen) is disgust and panic.  I will fully admit that I don’t love them in our garage and that they give me the […]



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