Posted in: ENMAX Conservatory

How butterfly farming saves forest habitat

It’s that time of year- where the butterfly gardens settle down for the winter.

Beauty soars in the spring and summer at the Calgary Zoo- that’s when butterflies return to the Garden Gallery in the ENMAX Conservatory. These insects are a favourite at the zoo, and they’re also seasonal; many zoo visitors know to keep any eye out for the flutter of new wings in late April and early May, and that they leave again in October. Why are these butterflies so important?

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Catch the last wave of the summer season at the zoo

Not all good things must come to an end, but our seasonal summer features are going out with the nice weather and long days. Check out this list of seven smile makers and see how many you can fit in…

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Transforming the zoo gardens into ‘Zooville’

The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has come alive in the ENMAX Conservatory thanks to the efforts of our Horticulture team. The display has incorporated the zoo’s commitment to sustainability, and the team has been recycling and re-using products to create the amazing Zooville setting. Horticulturalist Corinne Hannah took the lead on an incredible project that took months to prepare.

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POLLINATORS FOR PRESERVATION

Beauty is soaring to new heights at the Calgary Zoo, as the butterflies have returned to the Garden Gallery in the ENMAX Conservatory. These insects are a favourite at the zoo, and they’re also seasonal; many zoo visitors know to keep any eye out for the flutter of new wings in late April and early May.

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The Orchid Tree wows zoo visitors

Guest blog: Corinne Hannah, Horticulturalist, Facilities and Grounds at Calgary Zoo.

I just love my job, I really do. As Horticulturist at the Calgary Zoo my days are filled with fascinating tasks and I have to say that this latest project has been really special.

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Painted Peacock Poinsettias

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There is a lot of colour in our Frosted Forest display in the ENMAX Conservatory at the Zoo. Each year we have some fun and design a Christmas display around a unique theme and this year our Frosted Forest boasts hundreds of blue and purple glittering poinsettias.

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Who’s who at the zoo – meet Susan Blackwood

If you ask a Calgary gardener why they love the zoo, there’s a good chance the answer will be “for the gardens, of course!” But did you know that the zoo’s botanical gardens are not just a great place to visit, but also a great place to learn?

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