Butterflies!

The markings that look like eyes on the top of the Orange Spice Bush caterpillar's head are meant to fool would-be predators into thinking they are being watched!

The markings that look like eyes on the top of the Orange Spice Bush caterpillar's head are meant to fool would-be predators into thinking they are being watched!

June 25, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, What's Happening

Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House is open!

Cloak yourself in colors … step inside the Butterfly House at the Fairbanks Museum to be surrounded by fluttering, delicate creatures with bright, patterned wings. We’ve created a haven for Monarchs and more to emerge from egg to pupa to mature butterfly with host plants that nurture every stage of their development. As you enter their realm, you’ll notice movements and colors that invite you to take it in slowly and enjoy the experience.

The species in the Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House are native to New England. You’ll see Eastern Black Swallowtails, American Ladies, Painted Ladies along with Monarchs and other species. To keep them healthy and growing, we’ve collected native host and food plants with  tips for growing your own pollinator gardens.

Take a peek this week … come again and again. We’ve got new species emerging all the time.

 

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