The Many Building Blocks of Butterflies and Moths

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The Many Building Blocks of Butterflies and Moths

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Powell Gardens Nature Connects Lego(R) sculptures are sure an inspiration to getting folks into our gardens.  What does it take to build a butterfly or moth?  Named Lepidoptera in Latin that means “scaled wing” and defines this group of interrelated insects (butterflies have moths on either side of their family tree).  The beautiful colors and patterns … Read More

Volunteers Make Your Day

Monday, August 5, 2013

From four to 400; that’s how many hours a volunteer contributes in a year. Every hour counts …from the single shift at the Festival of Butterflies to the person who comes all day, every week, year-round; volunteers are a vital part of Powell Gardens. In 2012 volunteers spent almost 18,000 hours at Powell Gardens!!  So … Read More

Behind the Scenes of Festival of Butterflies 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

The 2013 Festival of Butterflies begins on Friday, August 2nd at 9 a.m.  Powell Gardens staff have been in preparation for this largest of our festivals.  Here’s a preview and some of the behind the scenes peeks of what it takes to put our Butterfly conservatory display together. Brett Budach, Festival of Butterflies intern, holds … Read More

Monarchs Need Your Help

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I’ll never forget the time I held my first Monarch!  I was 5 years old and I marveled at the incredible orange and black colors and the fine border of spotting around the edge of the wings.  Fast forward more than 45 years and this butterfly I’ve enjoyed every season may no longer be taken for granted.  There … Read More

Blooms that Boom for Booms and Blooms

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Booms and Blooms Festival at Powell Gardens is Wednesday, July 3rd and be sure and visit the Perennial Garden for a booming display of blooming perennials.  Daylilies are sure the star of our show with well over 400 varieties on display from species types to older and newer selections.  Nothing captures our bright, post solstice … Read More