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Volunteer of the Month- October 2017!

September 30, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

October’s Volunteer of the Month is the awesome Ben Fertig! Ben Fertig is an incredible volunteer who has volunteered in many areas of Irvine including as a Volunteer Naturalist, Butterfly House Intern, Facilities & Maintenance volunteer, and so much more. Irvine’s Manager of Public Programs/Naturalist John Tapscott said, “Ben Fertig…he does everything and he wants… Read more »

Bye Bye Butterfly!

September 20, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

Bye Bye Butterfly! With fall quickly approaching, the butterflies are getting ready to bear the winter and Irvine’s butterfly house is following suit. Irvine’s first year of running a completely catch and release butterfly house was a huge success! Visitors could see totally native butterflies drinking nectar from native plants, see caterpillars munching away on… Read more »

Summer Beauty: Irvine’s Butterfly House

July 18, 2016 - Animal House, Latest

Summer is the time for sunny weather, warm breezes, and beautiful bugs–like butterflies! Irvine’s Butterfly House exhibit is open for its second season, and there’s no better place to get an up close view of some of Maryland’s native winged beauties! Visitors can see a mixture of native nectar and host plants, which provide food… Read more »