The Butterfly Garden
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Family Lycaenidae (Gossamer-wings)
- Wingspan: 1"
- Color: shiny red-orange with black spots, underside gray-brown
- Traits: striped antennae
- Habitat: open disturbed areas
- Food: buttercup, clover, yarrow, daisy
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.