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...

Get In Tune With Nature

PacSci Perspectives   If you’ve visited Pacific Science Center in the last year or so, you may remember the pathway to Building 4, formerly the Special Exhibition Hall, being closed off from guests while we had a traveling exhibit. We have since re-purposed...

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...

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...
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