The other day I had a mini nervous breakdown when I mistook the stem of a poor innocent leaf for the tail of a mouse. From snowshoe hares to the leafy sea dragon, nature has given many animals the ability to camouflage themselves to survive. Case in point is the owl butterfly. Their rich, chocolate hue and bright yellow “owl eye” markings have sent many predators scurrying away. Investigate these unusual creatures for yourself at the October Owls and Orchids event at the Butterfly House.
All month long, almost 2,000 owl butterflies — more than ten times the normal amount — will be fluttering around the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.