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‘We are the Insects’ opens at butterfly conservatory

A new family friendly, educational exhibit, “We are the Insects,” opened last weekend and will stretch through March 28 at the Niagara Parks Commission Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Seven zones will be established within the conservatory, to detail the important role played by insects in our environment. Visitors will learn all about adaptations insects possess such as night vision, special hearing, enhanced smell, taste and touch, as well as defense mechanisms that allow them survive and thrive.

The exhibit was developed by the Montréal Insectarium, one of the largest insect museums in North America.

Niagara Parks also partnered with the Monarch Teaching Network of Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Natural Insect Control to provide four educational workshops intended to further showcase the important role played by insects, as well as the steps one can take to foster a more vibrant and healthy habitat for these creatures, in your own backyard and gardens. For more info on the workshops and exhibits, visit

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