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Science North's butterfly gallery turns 20 this year

Friday, January 10, 2020 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


In the depths of winter, a room inside Science North may be one of the only places in Greater Sudbury that’s a balmy 28 degrees Celsius.

“Yeah, we have to have it warm,” said staff scientist Dan Chaput. “Ideally, 40 C and above 90 per cent humidity [for the butterflies]…[but it has to] be somewhat comfortable for the visitors at the same time.”

For nearly 20 years, the F. Jean Macleod butterfly gallery has been introducing curious visitors to dozens of species of butterflies and moths from around the world. 

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