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Monarch Mania!

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

The Monarchs are Back! The children & grandchildren of the overwintering Monarchs in Mexico have traveled thousands of kilometres back up through the United States and into Canada and are now being seen at their northernmost limit. The northern limit of monarchs is determined by the range of their host plant, milkweed, on which they lay their eggs, which can …

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Cecropia Moths

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

It’s that time of year again – the Cecropia moths are emerging from their cocoons!   Cecropias overwinter as pupae, snuggled in their cocoons until the warmer weather signals to them that it is time to emerge as adult moths.   Like most silk moths, Cecropia moths lack mouth parts so they only live for a couple of weeks. They …

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The Hort Report: June Edition

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

What a wonderful time of year – we get to enjoy the fruits of our labours while the gardens are still bug-free! Now Showing: Blankets of Moss Phlox, Rock Cress and Perennial Alyssum paint a lovely canvas this Spring. Other than requiring an occasional replacement plant they are generally maintenance free and enjoyed by many species – mostly humans. Coming …

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Brides- and Grooms-to-Be: Meet Rachel!

In Weddings and Events by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

If you’ve booked a wedding here at the Conservatory this year, chances are you already know that our Wedding Coordinator, Cayla, has welcomed a new bundle of joy into her family (it’s a GIRL!) and is now on maternity leave. We’re so pleased to have our own Rachel Jefferson step in as the Interim Wedding and Event Coordinator. Rachel isn’t …