Fresh Sheet – April 14, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Our butterflies this week have come to us from Costa Rica and they are just in time for Spring Fling! Just like the gorgeous tulips that are blooming all over our courtyard, this week’s shipment displays a full rainbow of color. Starting...

Fresh Sheet – April 7, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Suriname, there are ten Morpho Achilles. This reminds us to look for the rapidly developing relationship between this species (as well as other butterflies) and specific flowers. For example: in our...

Fresh Sheet – March 31, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia there are three different representatives from our least featured butterfly family: Family, Pieridae. Pieridae butterflies are known as the Whites and Sulphurs because of the dominant colors...

Living Wall

PacSci Perspectives   A new installation is now enhancing our Tropical Butterfly House, enriching the experience for butterflies and guests alike. This week we added a living wall to the area next to the butterfly emerging window. Previously a blank white space, it is...

Fresh Sheet – March 24, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       Happy Spring! Spring is a wonderful time in Seattle. The warmer temperatures and longer days mean more and more amazing time outside. It also means that we’re getting to a time of year when we can spot local butterflies, too! One very...
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