The Butterfly Garden
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)
- Wingspan: 2-4"
- Color: black to purple with yellow border, row of blue spots next to border
- Traits: irregular border on wings
- Habitat: woods, open areas
- Food: oak tree sap
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.