10 Jun 2018

John Early: butterflies on show at Auckland Museum

From Sunday Morning, 11:40 am on 10 June 2018

The Secret Life of Butterflies exhibition at Auckland museum runs from 9 June and showcases a lifetime’s worth of butterflies collected by Ray Shannon. He bequeathed the 13,000 butterflies to the museum which he meticulously catalogued and preserved. Entomologist John Early who has curated the display talks about Ray’s life and the lengths he went to in order to amass the butterflies. The exhibition runs until May next year.