Fresh Sheet – July 8, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Included in this week’s beautiful bunch of butterflies is the Adelpha fessonia also known by its common name Mexican Sister or Band-celled Sister. This is a new butterfly to our Tropical Butterfly House, so we don’t yet have any...

Feeding Space Plants To The Iguana

PacSci Perspectives Since we started featuring Basil as our foster iguana, Pacific Science Center’s Animal Care team has had to adjust our thinking about feeding iguanas. While Iggy, our last iguana, was staying with us, feeding was easy: we chopped up fruits...

Fresh Sheet – January 14, 2017

PacSci Perspectives This week we feature a little butterfly that is reliably seen and often admired in our Tropical Butterfly House, Anartia amanthea (Scarlet Peacock). This prevalent butterfly is so small that many of the flowers in our garden are too big for the...

In Awe Of The Awapuhi

PacSci Perspectives A plant with a very unusual flower is currently blooming in our Tropical Butterfly house. Though it does not provide nectar to butterflies, the flower has a curious evolutionary history and a long tradition of human use. If you go hiking in Hawaii,...

A Butterfly Buffet Or The Right Flower For The Right Butterfly

PacSci Perspectives Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House is home to many species of butterfly and many kinds of flowers. One of our wonderful challenges is making sure that flowers and butterflies match up with nectar sources for all kinds of...
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