Meet our fluttering native friends that will soon inhabit the Habitat. Each species of butterfly will introduce itself and share some of its special characteristics. If you want to learn more about a species, just click on its name!
“Hi! I am a monarch butterfly! I am one of the most recognizable and well-studied butterflies on earth! I have orange wings laced with black lines and bordered with white dots, cute right?”
“Hi! I am a common buckeye. Eyes on the back of your head? I have “eyes” on the back of my wings that are outlined in orange! My favorite host plants are snapdragon, monkey flowers, plantains, and reullia!”
“Hey! I am a red admiral! You know when you humans reach down to pull a weed and realize its too late and that it was a stinging nettle? Those are my absolute favorite host plants!”