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An Enchantment of Butterflies (1997)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-08-24

Duration: 00:55:28

Subjects: Butterflies | Butterfly gardening | Nature | Wildlife


  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Scott, Matthew Narrator
  • LaFleur, Donna Narrator
  • Greig, Nancy Interviewee
  • Lemann, Zack Interviewee
  • Ross, Gary Noel Interviewee
  • Auld, Linda Interviewee
  • Tanner, Marianna Interviewee
  • Hanchey, Louise Interviewee
  • Spencer, Billie Faye Interviewee
  • Fischer, Phil Interviewee
  • Heinzel, Dar Interviewee
  • Munchow, Dorothea Interviewee
  • Burris, Danny Interviewee
  • Sherman, Robert Interviewee
  • Chuah, Hoe Interviewee
  • Olhausen, Don Interviewee
  • Grigsby, Kathryn Interviewee


This documentary from August 24, 1997, focuses on butterflies. It covers: the work of butterfly conservatories, including the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and the Baton Rouge Audubon Society’s Peveto Woods Sanctuary in Cameron Parish; the life cycle of butterflies; their defense strategies; folktales about butterflies from around the world; Dr. Gary Noel Ross’ butterfly survey on Mount Magazine in Arkansas; the migration of monarch butterflies; annual butterfly counts; butterfly gardening; butterflies in art; and the symbolism of butterflies. It includes interviews with: Dr. Nancy Greig, the director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center; Zack Lemann of Audubon Zoo; Dr. Gary Noel Ross, lepidopterist; Linda Auld, Barber Laboratories in New Orleans; Marianna Tanner, Louise Hanchey, and Billie Faye Spencer, Baton Rouge Audubon Society; Phil Fischer; Dar Heinzel, butterfly collector; Dorothea Munchow, Danny Burris, Robert Sherman, and Dr. Hoe Chuah, butterfly gardeners; Don Olhausen of Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas; and Kathryn Grigsby, Hospice Foundation. Narrators: Matthew Scott and Donna LaFleur