One of the coolest parts of our Butterfly Encounter is all of the amazing diversity living in this tropical environment. Not only can you see a wide variety of plants thriving, but also of species flying around. We have hundreds of beautiful species of butterflies that call the Butterfly Encounter home, but we also have a species that looks really similar but is actually a bit different- moths. What is actually the difference between butterflies and moths though? Kim is here to tell you all the differences.
Kim Kelly is the Horticulturalist and Butterfly Encounter Manager at the Connecticut Science Center. She has spent her 20 years in Connecticut at UConn Cooperative Extension and CT DEEP before joining the team at the Connecticut Science Center.