The Butterfly Garden
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Family Papilionidae (Swallowtails)
- Wingspan: 3-4"
- Color: black, yellow spots in rows, orange and black dot on inner edge of hindwing, female with blue on hindwing
- Traits: tails on hindwings
- Habitat: open areas
- Food: red clover, milkweed, thistles
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.