Fresh Sheet – August 11, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Have you ever wondered how butterflies can hear you when you sneak up to photograph them in our Tropical Butterfly House? Where are their ears? Scientists at the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered a small membrane at the base of...

Fresh Sheet – August 4, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes Anartia fatima (Banded Peacock). This species is one of the most common and visible in its range. It does well in disturbed habitat and open spaces which means it coexists well with...

Fresh Sheet – July 28, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Observers of nectaring butterflies in our Tropical Butterfly House are familiar with the abundant Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock) feeding on the flowers of Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia millii), Shrub Verbena (Lantana camara), and even Jungle...

PacSci Podcast: Baby Naked Mole Rats Arrive

PacSci Perspectives   Pacific Science Center’s most famous residents would have to be our butterflies. Millions of guests have strolled through our Tropical Butterfly House over the years. But our naked mole rats generate the most puzzled questions from our guests,...

Fresh Sheet – July 21, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Every week Pacific Science Center receives a shipment of butterfly pupae from one of four vendors who sustainably raise caterpillars to the pupal stage, pack them up and send them to us for our enjoyment. We purchase these pupae because we are...

Butterflies Can Use Your Help In Warm, Dry Weather

PacSci Perspectives   We’ve been getting quite a few calls from people in the Puget Sound area who had to rescue butterflies that flew into swimming pools. With the warm, dry weather we are experiencing, it is likely that these lovely insects came in search of...
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