Fresh Sheet – September 16, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   When you enter the butterfly house this week, you might notice some changes to your environment. The Tropical Butterfly House has been closed all week long for horticulture and facilities improvements. The plants are freshly pruned and some have...

Fresh Sheet – September 9, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Recently, Living Exhibits Manager Sarah Moore shared this insight with her staff: “I have made a delightful observation about Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing). This butterfly seems to be the one species that likes to nectar at (and...

You Can Be A Citizen Scientist In Our Tropical Butterfly House

PacSci Perspectives   Cit-i-zen Sci-ence: (noun) the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. Even though the Living Exhibits Department...

Fresh Sheet – September 2, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we received an extra shipment of pupae from Suriname. Pupae originally headed for the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences cannot be delivered due to complications from Hurricane Harvey. Rather than strand...

Fresh Sheet – August 26, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment contains one of the more confusing butterflies that we work with, the Heraclides thoas. This butterfly is a reminder that even scientific names don’t eliminate all the confusion of working with a lot of...
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