Visit our butterfly beauties at Primavera through April 7 at the Houston Galleria!

Every year, the Houston Galleria hosts Primavera: a springtime celebration of all things blooming. As in the past, the Museum got in on Primavera this year with a butterfly garden installation:

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013

Visit our flappers in their fabulous temporary digs through April 7 on the ground floor of Galleria 4, in between Ann Taylor and Gigi’s Asian Bistro.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013

Cockrell Butterfly Center Director Nancy Greig (ever-accessorized, below) says we’ve got 20 species hanging out.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013Most are rice paper butterflies and longwings, but there are a few lacewings and other beauts in there, as well.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013The butterflies are being fed, for the time being, via plastic loofahs soaked in sugar water — the same preferred diet doled out by your average hummingbird feeder.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013Want to learn more about butterflies and butterfly gardening? Hit up our semi-annual Plant Sale this April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and learn how to make your own butterfly habitat (greenhouse not included).

The Cockrell Butterfly Center staff hits The Galleria for Primavera 2013

From left, Cockrell staff Lauren Williamson, (THE) Zac Stayton, and Nancy Greig