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Plan Your Visit

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Planning a visit to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory in the near future? Like many of our visitors, it is likely that you have a few questions before deciding to come and see us. Where will I park? Is there somewhere close by to eat? How long can we expect to spend in the facility? Look no further than this post ...
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The Monarchs are Back!

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Every fall our Ontario population of Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) heads south to overwinter in the mountains of Mexico. In late May, after what feels like an eternity, we finally start seeing Monarchs once again filling our skies with those vibrant wings of orange, making their way to our patches of milkweed to lay their eggs. Milkweed is the host ...
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Photo Shoots in the Conservatory

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With tropical canopies, cascading waterfalls, and free-flying butterflies, the Conservatory is a tropical paradise all year round. It’s no surprise that we have guests asking all the time if they can have photos taken here. The answer is YES! The Conservatory is a popular venue for all types of photography shoots - maternity photos, family photos, engagement photos. We’ve had ...
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Where do our butterflies come from?

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

“Where do all your butterflies come from?” As guests wander around the Conservatory, we often get asked - how do we get thousands of tropical butterflies to a Conservatory in Southwestern Ontario? It helps to understand the life cycle of the butterfly in order to understand just how we can ship butterflies from halfway across the world. Of course there ...
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Butterflies of Spring

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Nothing says spring like butterflies! Thinking of butterflies conjures images of warm weather, sunny days and flowers in bloom. That's why Easter weekend is a pretty popular time to come visit the Conservatory: what better place to celebrate the advent of spring than where it's spring year-round and there's 100's of butterflies! What do butterflies eat if there are no ...
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BugFeast goes Southwest for March Break 2019

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

March Break means BUGFEAST®! If you’ve never heard of it, BugFEAST® (not FEST) is exactly what the name suggests. With help from our sponsors over at EntomoFarms, we’re feasting on bugs during March Break.  The 2019 BugFeast® went Southwest (bugs are the new brisket!) and we served up some Tex-Mex inspired recipes: BBQ Roasted Crickets Dulce de Leche Fudge with ...
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Overwintering Monarch Numbers

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Last week's release of the numbers of overwintering Monarchs in Mexico brought hope to Monarch butterfly enthusiasts. Certainly any numbers that are higher than the previous year, which was one of the lowest on record, seems a step in the right direction. Many of us did notice a good amount of Monarchs throughout last spring and summer, but some people ...
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The Art of Butterflies

In Events by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Silence, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, and nik harron, in partnership with Guelph Destination Animation Project, presented “The Art of Butterflies,” on Saturday, August 25 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM. The project was a free, full-day family event at Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph! The Art of Butterflies featured workshops, presentations, an art exhibition for adults and children, live butterflies, and …

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The Conservatory: A Photographer’s Dream

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“Can I take pictures inside the Conservatory?” YES – absolutely yes! Some of the best photos we’ve ever seen have been taken by our guests inside the Conservatory. Thanks to Instagram and Facebook, we’ve been able to connect with some very talented people and are honoured to share their work. They’ve been kind enough to tell us a bit about …

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The Hort Report – May 2018

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To Till or Not to Till – Disturbing the World Wide Web As gardeners prepare the plot of land destined to support vegetables over the next few months or so, there is some controversy as to whether to till the soil. There are two trains of thought as to the proper gardening method. Here are some issues to consider. To …