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Photo Shoots in the Conservatory

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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 is in two weeks, and that 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! This year BugFeast® is going Southwest (bugs are the new brisket!) and we're serving up some Tex-Mex inspired recipes: BBQ Roasted Crickets Dulce ...
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Overwintering Monarch Numbers

In News by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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, 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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The Famous Blue Morpho

In Butterfly of the Month by Andalyne Tofflemire

The Famous Blue Morpho There’s nothing quite as mystical as strolling through a tropical garden and having an iridescent purple-blue butterfly gracefully sail past you. Blue Morpho butterflies have been fascinating to cultures for 100’s of years, and they continue to fascinate us today. Normally you’d have to travel to Central and South America to see this amazing group of …

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The Conservatory: A Photographer’s Dream

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

“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

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

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 …

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The Hort Report – April 2018

In Conservatory by Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

5 Tips for Seed Starting As we wait for nature’s palette to reveal itself from under the frozen ground, we can create our own palette by starting seeds indoors.  The seed catalogues are full of magnificent colours of thriving, healthy plants but sometimes the hope that we carefully nurture in the cell packs never comes to fruition.  While reading the …