The Butterfly Project
The butterflies shown here were photographed in the Teaching Garden by Ann Gordon. Each butterfly will have a common name, a Latin name and a #. Common names may vary, but the Latin name is the same everywhere and shows relationships. The # is used in reference sites, like BugGuide.com The butterfly has 4 stages: an egg, caterpillar or larva, chrysalis, then the adult butterfly. There are two kinds of plants in the butterfly’s life. First, there is a specific host plant for the egg and caterpillar. Second, there are a variety of nectar plants from which the adult butterfly obtains nectar. At the Teaching Garden, there is a pollinator garden with flowering plants for the Monarch and other butterflies that come through the area. Click on the butterfly of interest to get more information.