Posted on November 24th, 2017Happy Thanksgiving from the Butterfly House to you! We hope everyone had a magnificent holiday! We are extremely thankful for all of you! We are thankful for all of our guests’ insatiable quest for knowledge and for your love of nature. We are thankful for all of our lovely critters and their unique and go… Read More
Posted on October 31st, 2017Like something out of a horror movie, a moth that sucks and drinks the blood of it’s victims In 2008, Vampire moths were discovered in Siberia. The moth, when being studied by an entomologist, was experimentally offered a human hand. The moth drilled it’s tongue through the skin and started drink… Read More
Posted on October 8th, 2017Fascinating news!! On October 3rd the Painted Lady Migration was detected by the National Weather Service! There were so many Painted Ladies on the move that the Denver weather radar has detected their movements. They appeared on the radar as various colors of yellows, purples, greens, blues and reds. The sw… Read More
Posted on August 20th, 2017The Blue Morpho is definitely the fan favorite, it’s stunning iridescent wings are sure to catch your attention. The Blue Morpho is not only gorgeous but it has also been extremely helpful in preventing counterfeiting when it comes to the US Dollar. First, a brief run-down of the Morpho life cycl… Read More
Posted on August 17th, 2017We had an interesting learning experience the other day, we noticed that there were some queen cells forming in the beehive.
Now this was slightly alarming to us, because queen cells indicate that either 1. The hive is over crowded and they are preparing to swarm (see First Beehive split of 2017) 2. Something is… Read More
Posted on August 10th, 2017Very exciting news!!! For the first time in three years, the New Guinea Birdwing has arrived! Ornithoptera priamus is found in New Guinea, Northern Australia and in the Moluccas: Indonesian Islands. We have been eagerly awaiting their return to the butterfly house. The New Guinea birdwing is still widely sp… Read More
Posted on July 25th, 2017Great news everyone! The Bees are doing wonderfully, in fact We just completed our first split Saturday night. We knew it was time for a split because our population was growing very quickly and the frames inside of the hive were nearly filled with larva or pupating bees (that’s when the larva starts to tr… Read More
Posted on July 15th, 2017Super Exciting News!! USA Today Travel has voted that Mackinac Island and The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House and Insect World has been voted the top Bucket List Desination in Michigan!! We are thrilled to have gotten this shout out and we can’t wait for many more years of adventure! Che… Read More
Posted on June 15th, 2017Lilac Festival and Parade This week marks the 69th Annual Lilac Festival. There are daily events ranging from A walk with Lilacs, a walking tour revealing the history of Mackinac Island, and a free outdoor playground with blow up slides and obstacle courses. Other events include a taste of Mackinac, involvin… Read More
Posted on June 8th, 2017The Giant Weta Hits The Headlines of Science Magazine New Zealand has been working in earnest to revive the struggling population of a native insect called the Weta, translated to mean “The God of Ugly Things”. The Weta looks like a version of our North American cricket, but with one huge di… Read More
- Happy Thanksgiving!!
- The Discovery of The Vampire Moth
- Butterfly Migration Update!
- HERBERT IS ALL GROWN UP!
- Butterfly of the Week - The Blue Morpho
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