The Butterfly Garden
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
- Wingspan: 2 1/2"
- Color: brown-black, hindwing with silver band on underside
- Traits: lobed hindwings
- Habitat: open woods
- Food: milkweed, red clover, thistles, rarely visits any yellow flowers
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.