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Butterflies, lobsters and scorpions

Question: What do butterflies, lobsters and scorpions have in common? Answer: They all wear their skeletons on the outside! This is called an exoskeleton and all creatures that have their structure on the outside are included in the phylum of Arthropods. A large majority of arthropods belong to the three main groups: Insects –  Ants, […]

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Friday Fun Fact – Osmeterium

The Osmeterium is a defence mechanism that all Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars have. Swallowtails are the big butterflies like Cairns Birdwings, Orchards and Ulysses. The osmeterium is an organ above the head of the caterpillar in the first body segment. If the caterpillar feels threatened, two bright red or orange horns pop out, as well as […]

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Butterfly Releases for Weddings

We’ve talked about having your wedding at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, but did you know we can also help you with butterfly releases for weddings? Releasing butterflies at weddings has become a popular new tradition. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to rice, confetti and balloons … and is a beautiful way to celebrate your union! The butterfly […]

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10 Butterfly Houses around the World

We are very proud to announce we’ve been named one of the Top 10 Beautiful Butterfly Houses From Around The World in a recent article by The Culture Trip. We have been listed alongside some incredible places such as The Vienna Schmetterlinghaus, or Imperial Butterfly House (Austria), the Penang Butterfly Farm (Malaysia) and the Butterfly Pavilion (USA). Our […]