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10 Reasons to Get Married at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

In Weddings and Events by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Tropical Paradise:  Capture timeless memories amidst our tropical gardens, where every corner offers a picturesque backdrop for your wedding, rain or shine. Get lush gardens inside your venue without spending thousands on florals. Immerse yourself in a lush oasis surrounded by thousands of free-flying butterflies, creating a magical ambiance unlike any other venue in Southwestern Ontario. Where else can you ...
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A Conservatory Love Story

In Weddings and Events by dfiik

With Valentine’s Day approaching we’re feeling extra mushy and couldn’t help but share this cute story. For Emily, it was just another Friday afternoon and just a normal visit to the Butterfly Conservatory. She and Dylan arrived with their sweet little girl just before closing and with the exception of one other person, they were all alone in the greenhouse. …

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What’s the buzz? How Insects Communicate

In News by dfiik

Because of their unique anatomies, insects communicate in very different ways than humans. In contrast to humans,  insects rarely rely on sight to communicate. Insects are particularly reliant on smell and taste and are attuned to the fine chemical differences in their environment. Also, they often sense sounds and vibrations that we humans cannot. Why do insects need to communicate, ...
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4 Reasons to Visit the Conservatory in Wintertime

In News by dfiik

1. Come warm up here! The weather outside is frightful, and our entire facility is indoors! The Conservatory temperature ranges from 24°C (75°F) to 28 ºC (82°F) with high humidity. We have the perfect mini tropical getaway - make sure you dress in layers. 2. Meet an Insect  Visit our insect galleries to see a variety of amazing insects and ...
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Cheecho Turns 11!

In Conservatory by dfiik

If you’ve been to the Conservatory, you’ve likely seen our Green-cheeked Conure, Cheecho. Cheecho has called the Conservatory home for close to a decade and he’s celebrating his 11th birthday this weekend! Green-cheeked Conures are small parrots known for their outgoing personalities. Cheecho is always curious, spunky, (and sometimes mischievous!) and because he loves social interaction, our staff spend time ...
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Monarchs and Milkweed

In Conservatory by dfiik

The Ontario Monarchs are off! They've felt the environmental cues - colder weather, shorter days, and fewer milkweed plants - and they've packed their bags and headed south. They have a two-month, 4000+ kilometer journey ahead of them before they arrive in the Sierra Madre Mountain range in Central Mexico where they will spend the winter. After their long hibernation, ...
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Monarch Tagging Weekend

In News by dfiik

Summer is coming to a close, and that means that the Monarch butterflies are beginning their 5000 km journey south to overwinter in Mexico. Most adult Monarch butterflies that you see in the summer only live 2-5 weeks, but the migratory generation (those that emerge from their chrysalides in late August and early September) lives an exceptional 6-8 months. A ...
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What is pollination?

In Conservatory, News by dfiik

Stories about the decline and disappearance of pollinators are abundant in the news worldwide and there's no doubt that these stories are spurring action in our communities. But what exactly is pollination, who are the pollinators, and why are they important? What is pollination? Pollination is the act of pollen being moved from the anther of a flower to the ...
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Decline of the American Bumble Bee

In News by dfiik

Perhaps you’ve seen some articles on social media talking about a worrisome phenomenon that scientists are calling the “Insect Apocalypse”. Researchers are starting to put concrete numbers to the startling decline of major insect populations around the world, and the numbers are scary. One of the insect groups on decline is one that’s probably the most familiar and recognizable to ...
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Goin’ on a bug hunt, gonna catch a big one!

In News by dfiik

Did you know there are thousands of the world’s tiniest but most amazing animals living in your own backyard? Many of us think of mammals when we hear the word “animals” but insects and arachnids are animals too! We are lucky that the backyard of the Conservatory is several acres of wildflower meadow and this year we have decided to ...