Krohn Conservatory

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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.”

One of the truest signs of spring in Cincinnati is the annual Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show. This year, they feature Butterflies of the Philippines and the conservatory’s manager, Andrea Schepmann, talks with David Delegator about the history of the show, how the feature country is chosen, and what visitors will enjoy when they visit.

Local artist's work graces Washington holidays

Dec 4, 2014
Michael E. Keating

An electric train chugs past whimsical landscapes and coastal lighthouses made of twigs, leaves and nuts.  The fantasy installation includes national landmarks along with a replica of the Coney Island Ohio River shoreline entrance to the Cincinnati landmark, no doubt a nod to the creator’s Tri-State roots.

In a U.S. Botanic Garden display that pays homage to historic lighthouses, Paul Busse, Northern Kentucky artist, forager and creator of Applied Imagination, continues to add his personal creative vision to the holidays in the nation’s capital.

The Krohn Conservatory's annual holiday show opens Saturday, Nov. 15 with Cincinnati landmarks rendered in wood and other organic material. The Magic and Mistletoe display also features model trains, flowers, and animated figures and other Christmas artifacts from the Schmalz Family collection.

Provided, Cincinnati Parks

The ever-popular Krohn Conservatory butterfly show opened last week, “Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica” runs through June 22. Krohn General Manager Andrea Schepmann and Regina Edwards, aka "the Bug Lady" at Cincinnati Parks, discuss this year’s Krohn show, and what went into creating “Pura Vida,” a tropical hideaway of exotic plants, cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, mysterious stone sculptures, and 16,000 butterflies.

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