Butterfly Pavilion at the NHM

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The annual summer Butterfly Pavilion is now open to the public at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. This living habitat showcases hundreds of butterflies and the plants butterflies love.

Visitors are able to observe how butterflies gather nectar from flowers, witness random caterpillars in different stages of metamorphosis into adult butterflies, and watch butterflies come together to mate.

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I was actually able to witness the mating habits of two different species of butterflies today, once while two butterflies were mating on a nearby bush, the other time, while two butterflies landed on my blouse and decided to mate there). Quite fascinating.

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-DINO
http://www.nhm.org/

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