Posted on May 3rd, 2018Introducing Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies, breathe deep and enjoy the tranquility of the garden. We are now holding Yoga Sessions in the Butterfly House! The classes are a gentle, beginners Vinyasa yoga. Due to the intimate setting, classes will cater to the needs of the participants and will vary slightly each se… Read More
Posted on May 2nd, 2018We are officially open for the 2018 season! This has been a long and cold winter, while hibernating, we have been planning on an expansion! We have added three new exhibits, and have a wider variety of critters! Our bees are still alive and doing great! They are not on the island yet, we have them in Traverse… Read More
Posted on February 24th, 2018Our second adventure was to the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary. Sierra Chincua Monarch Santuary is located even at an even higher elevation than El Rosario. Folks, if you make this trip, make sure to give yourselves time to acclimate, altitude sickness is no joke, let me tell you! The hike to the monarchs was… Read More
Posted on February 21st, 2018Visiting the El Rosario Sanctuary was by far the most magical experience I’ve ever had. In early February, I flew to Mexico in order to witness and learn all about the miraculous Monarch Migration. The monarchs fly all the way from Canada and the Northern United States (roughly 2,500 miles!!) to forests in the s… Read More
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
- Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies
- Opening Day
- Traveling to the Monarch Preserves in Mexico -- Part 2
- Traveling to the Monarch Preserves in Mexico -- Part 1
- Happy Thanksgiving!!
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