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Usually this week we would be knee-deep in all things Butterfly Party, the countdown to "all the animals animal party” that draws thousands every year. For obvious reasons, we have postponed. At first, it was tough to wrap my head around as it will be the first time in six years that I'm not celebrating Catherine’s birthday - what would be her 14th - surrounded by the creatures she loved.

And yes, it’s disappointing. Truth is there’s a whole lot of disappointment lingering around these days but this is also a part of life - a necessary and beautiful part of it.  Without the darkness of the cocoon, butterflies would never bloom and without disappointments, we would have nothing to compare our victories.

This week in Newtown, the sky was a remarkable hue of blue, the color dissipating some of the disappointment that's been lingering. Maybe it’s because after 70 days of living in our own cocoons, we are finally stretching our wings in the early summer winds. For me, it's a simple gift from the heavens reminding me that creatures or not, I am surrounded by Catherine’s love. As you emerge from your own cocoon, may your wings dry and take flight in the early summer sun.

Jenny Hubbard


 Friends, we got you covered!

Butterfly DIY - Symmetry Paintings!

Rain or shine, bring the beauty of butterflies to your home with this creative art project. Great for all ages!


 Animals, we got you covered!

Ask The Vet!

"What makes butterfly and bird wings different?"

Join Dr. Emily Andersen from our veterinary partner, Valley Veterinary Hospital as she answers this week's question on the differences between butterfly and bird wings. Do you have a question for the vet? Send it our way at


 Environment, we got you covered!

Mr. "T" Introduces Beautiful Butterflies and Mysterious Moths!

Join the sanctuary's naturalist & educator, Mr. "T", as he explores the world of butterflies and moths! The sanctuary is the perfect spot to show how these amazing creatures are similar and different, AND how they transform from caterpillar to the winged creatures we adore.



By creating, conserving & protecting Monarch habitats, we're doing our part to help these beauties thrive in the natural world. One of our tagged monarchs was even spotted in Florida!


 Inspiration, we got you covered!

Monarch migration to Mexico - click the butterflies to learn about their amazing journey!


" that fly and all but sing." 

– Robert Frost