The Butterfly Garden
Red Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)
- Wingspan: 2-4"
- Color: black edged with blue, orange and white spots on tips
- Habitat: woods
- Food: sap, carrion, rotting fruit, some viburnum
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.