The Butterfly Garden
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)
- Wingspan: 2-4"
- Color: tan-orange with black, silver spots on underside of hindwing, female darker
- Habitat: open wet areas
- Food: a variety including milkweeds, thistles, vetches, red clover, coneflowers
The Butterfly Garden at the Cayuga Nature Center
This summer marks the debut of our new Butterfly Garden. As with any garden, it's a work-in-progress. But we are already attracting a number of species of both butterflies and moths.
The Butterfly of the Day features one of the species that can be found at the Nature Center.