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The first Monarch butterfly of the year was spotted this week in the Butterfly Habitat Garden outside of the museum! This is the earliest that our lepidopterist, Bob Robbins, has ever seen one in D.C., although there have been past reports of Monarchs being sighted in late April. This photo is of a female Monarch. Females are able to find and lay eggs on Milkweed when new sprouts are first visible by using smell. Image by Margaret Rosati and Robert Robbins.
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horticultureguy : There was a male monarch photographed in the garden Monday. Hopefully caterpillars are in our future the milkweed is ready.
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How are mummies made? Whether prepared by people or accidentally preserved by nature, mummies resisted natural decay. Iron coffins like this one sometimes preserve the remains and clothing inside. Join Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt for a live webcast May 7 when he shares his insights from studies of both naturally and culturally preserved mummies. Learn more and register: qrius.si.edu. #sciencehow
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The delicate tuft of needle-like millerite crystals grew to fill a pocket in hematite. This specimen is from the Sterling Mine in New York, from the original Frederick Canfield collection. #MineralMonday
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Animal mummies? The ancient Egyptians mummified many animals, including cats, dogs, crocodiles, and even snakes and insects as religious offerings to the gods. This mummified head of a cat dates to 332-30 BC. Learn more about animal and human mummification in a live webcast May 7 with Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt. Get details and register: qrius.si.edu. Image by Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution. #sciencehow
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Help grow @smithsoniangardens' digital garden archive by adding your story to Community of Gardens: communityofgardens.si.edu. This is a digital archive hosted by Smithsonian Gardens in partnership with the Archives of American Gardens and created by YOU. By contributing images, videos, and stories to this website, your participation will help others to better understand the meaning and value of gardens to American life – today and in the future. Photo: Clematis blooming in the Butterfly Habitat Garden outside the museum.
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Paulasterias mcclaini is one of two new sea stars recently discovered, the first known sea stars to live in a hydrothermal vent habitat! These are regions where toxic chemicals, such as hydrogen sulfide, bubble out of geothermal/volcanic openings on the bottom of the ocean. Surprisingly, an array of unique animals survive and thrive in these hostile environments. This specimen, about 1 inch in diameter, was found from 2200-3300 meters. By comparison, the deepest point of the Grand Canyon is only about 1800 meters (6000 feet). Learn more about this new research: http://s.si.edu/1KqmAaU (link in profile).
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Swirling shades of purple in the silicate mineral Charoite, from Yakutia-Sakha Republic, Russia. Detail view, specimen is approximately a 1cm square slice. #MineralMonday
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Let's give big round of applause for Rosa and Anne, thank you for a great week #behindthescenes with the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo! ๐Ÿ‘ Who else should do an Instagram takeover at the museum?!?! Let us know what you'd like to see! #NMNH
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Tiger longwing butterflies (Heliconius hecale) are native to South, Central, and North America. Caterpillars feed on passion vine.
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One of the most recognized butterflies in the Pavilion, Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) use their bright orange coloration to warn predators of their unpalatable nature.
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