Butterfly Walk and Hummingbird Garden

Maintained primarily by volunteers, the butterfly walk contains numerous nectar and larval food plants that attract a variety of butterflies, moths, and skippers. Some of this garden's most notable visitors include the Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, and Cloudless Sulphur butterflies. Each of these butterflies lays its eggs on only specific plants. The caterpillar will eat the leaves and grow until ready to become a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, the butterfly develops, and then finally emerges. Butterflies feed on various nectar plants, mate and lay eggs, beginning the cycle again.

Adjacent to the Butterfly Walk is the Hummingbird Garden. Several varieties of nectar producing plants are grown here to attract and feed hummingbirds.

Butterfly Garden