Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these …

What’s New In the Butterfly Encounter? Exploring the Atlas Moth

The Connecticut Science Center’s Butterfly Encounter has just added a new species to the mix of tropical butterflies.  This one may come as a surprise to what you have come to expect of the Butterfly Encounter. In addition to the cute button quails, tropical butterflies and exquisite plant life- you will now see the gigantic …