Humphrey the whale

Welcome Humphrey!

by Museum Staff

And the new whale’s name is… Humphrey For the Florida Museum’s 100th anniversary year in 2017, we rearticulated this male juvenile … Continued

covering Rainforest plants

The wonders of winter

by Ryan Fessenden

As I am sure all of you are aware, last week was not kind to North Central Florida with freezing … Continued

Halloween Pumpkin

Legend of the Hidden Pumpkin

by Ryan Fessenden

A shorter Ramble comes at you on this most spooky of Tuesdays–Halloween!  In the spirit of the season, Butterfly Rainforest … Continued

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Opening the Discovery Zone

by Museum Staff

Opening the new permanent exhibit, the Discovery Zone, was only made possible by hundreds of people working together over the … Continued

Procilla Beauty

Procilla Dreams

by Ryan Fessenden

Of the more than 200 species of butterflies and moths that the “Butterfly Rainforest” displays, the best (in my humble … Continued

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Pagoda Flower

by Ryan Fessenden

Pagoda Flower, Clerodendrum paniculatum “Butterfly Rainforest” staff are often asked which plants best attract butterflies. While Pentas will be at … Continued

Atlas moth

Yes, they’re real

by Jonnie Dietz

Swing by the Butterfly Rearing Lab and you’ll likely see gigantic moths hanging in the window. They are real, but … Continued

Blue Morpho butterfly, wings open

Blue in a sea of green

by Ryan Fessenden

The ubiquitous Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor or Morpho peleides, as many butterfly houses list them, is easily the king of … Continued