The Butterfly Garden
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)
- Wingspan: 3-5"
- Color: bright orange with black veins, white spots, male with two small black dots on hindwings
- Traits: white spots on body, migrates in late summer to California and Mexico
- Habitat: fields, marshes, open areas
- Food: milkweed as caterpillar, variety of flowers as adult
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.