butterflies

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The 20th anniversary of the Krohn Conservatory butterfly show is open, featuring butterflies of the Philippines.  Assistant manager Mark House says the island nation is tropical, and has several species of butterflies.

“And we have five of them here," House says. "Species such as the paper kite, the dead leaf as well. Strange name for a butterfly, but it’s beautiful.  They are included with the butterflies that we have in here that come from all over the country; every continent except Antarctica.”

University of Cincinnati  Assistant Professor Steve Matter and three undergraduate students traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to study the effect of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly. He stopped by our studio to share stories and insights from that research trip with the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard.

Sarah Ramsey

Krohn Conservatory is now featuring "Butterflies of Morocco." The exhibit also highlights the art and culture of Morocco.

General Manager Ruthann Spears says more than a million people have visited the Cincinnati Parks Butterfly Show since it began in 1996. "We expect 90,000 people this year," says Spears. 

"Butterflies of Morocco" will be at Krohn Conservatory from April 20-June 30, 2013.