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The Art of Butterflies

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

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Tales of a BugFeast Intern: I Ate a Bug and I Liked It

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Author: Marcel Cormier   We’ve all accidentally eaten bugs before – that time casually riding your bike on a mid-summer’s day and you rode right through a swarm of gnats, swallowing what felt like thousands of little bugs. Or, that time you swallowed 3 spiders while you were sleeping (that’s a legitimate fact, right?)   Well this time I ate …

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Favourite Storytime Books

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Our Top Fave Storytime Books When we introduced weekday Storytime two years ago, it was an instant hit with kids and parents alike! On a quiet weekday morning you can come for a stroll amongst the butterflies, stay for storytime and then still be home for lunch. It's a great way to spend the morning with your young ones. We ...
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Holiday Activities for Kids

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Insects GO FOR GOLD! With the Olympics just around the corner, the top athletes of the world are working hard to be the fastest, strongest and go for the gold! For the millions of insects species worldwide they have to be on the top of their game 24/7, 365 days a year. To survive and thrive insects have developed extraordinary …

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Meet Cheecho the Conure

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Meet Cheecho the Conure! Ever since Cheecho, a young tropical parrot, came to live with us almost 10 years ago, he has become a popular character in the Conservatory. Cheech is a young male Green-cheeked Conure, a small parrot from the continent of South America. Children love to say “hi Cheecho” and hear him repeat his name, and even sometimes …

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Going “Bear” Hunting?

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  How to Care for a Bear Raising any caterpillar to watch the life cycle is a rewarding, educational experience. Woolly Bears are cute & fuzzy caterpillars that are active this time of year, making them easy to find. And they’re quite easy to raise! Here’s your how-to guide for caring for a Bear! Step 1: Find a Woolly Bear …

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On Now: Butterflies of India & South Asia

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Butterflies of India & South Asia – A Special Exhibition We are very excited to feature a special exhibition of freely-flying Butterflies from India & South Asia. India is home to approximately 1,800 species and subspecies of butterflies. Of those species between 15-20{445e89025a4c50fcfeeac19430422221da6859948fb46c166dae93841e3a783b} are native to the area. This makes India a hotspot for butterfly diversity and conservation. A few of the …

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Monarch Population Status Update

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It has been a banner summer for the Monarch butterfly!   We’ve been getting a lot of feedback from butterfly enthusiasts across southern Ontario who are all reporting seeing more Monarchs than last year. Certainly we have also observed more butterflies and caterpillars on our milkweed than the last two years combined, which is great considering the delayed spring made …

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OVO: An Immersive Tour | Cirque du Soleil

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO Ticket Giveaway Cirque du Soleil OVO is coming to The First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, and we’re giving away free tickets! How to Enter: Visit Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory on May 14th (Mother’s Day) and receive a ballot with the purchase of admission. Draw will be made May 14th at 5:00pm, and we will contact the winner …

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How to Tag a Migratory Monarch

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Today the story of the Monarch’s epic fall migration to Mexico is commonly told and taught in classrooms across North America. One can almost take it for granted that this is common knowledge today, but it actually wasn’t that long ago that no one knew where the Monarchs disappeared to for the winter. Most of our native insects overwinter in …