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
Posted on May 25th, 2017Even though it’s raining on the island the butterfly house is buzzing with activity! We are thrilled to announce that we are going to start a new tradition on Instagram. In addition to #falcorefriday we will be starting up a #meekamonday, make sure to check out @theoriginalmibh to see the new and crazy adventur… Read More
Posted on March 25th, 2017We have a new member of the butterfly house family!! Introducing Meeka, a five year old African Pigmy Hedgehog. Meeka will be at the butterfly house and ready to meet people starting May 1st. She is extremely friendly and can’t wait to show off for everyone. Here is a little sneak peak for you! She is always … Read More
Posted on January 12th, 2017Hey Everyone, If you have been watching the news, you may have seen that the Rusty Patched Bumblebee has been added to the endangered list. This is the first bee species, in the Continetal US, to be classified as endangered. Seven other bee species found in Hawaii have been declared endangered in past years. The… Read More
Posted on December 27th, 2016Happy Holidays! It has been gorgeous weather for all of our celebrations. Falcore had a wonderful time, he even dressed for the occasion. He spent Christmas with his winter mom in East Lansing. We hope everyone has a great New Years! Stay tuned for pictures on Mackinac Island for the turtle drop at midnight on New Year&… Read More
Posted on December 7th, 2016Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce that we have migrated our online store to our main website domain! It’s now easier to find all of your favorite butterfly products, just in time for Christmas too! We just received a NEW shipement of jewelry, stay tuned to see updates and new products.… Read More
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