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Yesterday we released 100 painted lady butterflies into the Guana Maritime Forest!

Master beekeeper, Joan Kramer, spoke at our Afternoon Insight lecture series on pollinators. After the lecture, the audience got to interact and take pictures with the butterflies before their release.

Painted lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) are the world’s most widespread butterfly because they can be seen anywhere in the world except for Antarctica and Australia. The average wingspan of a painted lady is around 6.4 cm, which is about the diameter of a tennis ball. Painted ladies like to live in open fields, but can adapt to almost any habitat.

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