Posts Tagged ‘Museum of Natural History’

Eyes for Butterflies

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Maya Bailey, a student from the Goddard Riverside Head Start Program, poses with two owl butterflies inside the American Museum of Natural History’s butterfly conservatory. The conservatory, which houses up to 500 iridescent butterflies along with lush foliage and blooming tropical flowers, is open through May 31, 2010. To view more butterflies, visit our photo [&hellip
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Spun Gold

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Visitors at the American Museum of Natural History view an extremely rare textile woven from gold-colored silk thread produced by more than one million golden orb spiders from Madagascar. On view in the museum’s Grand Gallery, this contemporary textile, measuring 11-by-4-feet, took four years to make using a painstaking technique developed more than 100 years [&hellip
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