The Butterfly Garden
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Family Pieridae (Whites and Sulphurs)
- Wingspan: 2"
- Color: white with black-tipped forewings, two black spots on each wing on female, one on male
- Traits: one of the first butterflies to emerge in spring
- Habitat: fields, open areas
- Food: mustards, dandelion, clovers, asters.
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.