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Falcore met Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci today!

Posted on June 14th, 2018
What an incredible day! We had a surprise visit from Tom Izzo and Steve Mariucci!  As a predominately Spartan staff, we naturally LOVE Tom Izzo so when he popped in today for a visit we were all thrilled! It was a blast walking through the butterfly house with the Izzo and Mariucci families. They had a blast and so di… Read More

New and Improved!

Posted on June 14th, 2018
We have fun new exhibits and more critters than ever before!  Super exciting news! We have acquired the two heaviest insect species in the world! The Goliath Beetle, native to Africa, is one of the largest and heaviest insects on Earth! Coming in second, the Jungle Nymph is the second heaviest insect in the world… Read More

Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies

Posted on May 3rd, 2018
Introducing 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

Opening Day

Posted on May 2nd, 2018
We 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

Traveling to the Monarch Preserves in Mexico — Part 2

Posted on February 24th, 2018
Our 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

Traveling to the Monarch Preserves in Mexico — Part 1

Posted on February 21st, 2018
Visiting 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

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Posted on November 24th, 2017
Happy 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

The Discovery of The Vampire Moth

Posted on October 31st, 2017
Like 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

Butterfly Migration Update!

Posted on October 8th, 2017
Fascinating 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 September 26th, 2017
Very exciting news everyone!!! Herbert, our Malaysian Dead Leaf Praying Mantis has officially reached adulthood!                                         After shedding the last of his baby skin, H… Read More

Butterfly of the Week – The Blue Morpho

Posted on August 20th, 2017
The 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

Play Cups vs. Queen Cups

Posted on August 17th, 2017
We 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