Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Butterflies Close At Hand Inside New Center

The new Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center native butterfly house, with more than 100 butterflies is open and ready for visitors.

Butterfly species found in the house include Monarchs, Eastern Commas, Mourning Cloaks, Great Spangled Fritillaries, Red Admirals, Question Marks, Viceroys, Painted Ladies and others.

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The butterfly house was built with materials and labor donated by Aquarion Water Company of Stonington, Conn., and also features a mix of wild and cultivated plants that serve as host foods for larval caterpillars and nectar sources for butterflies.

Visit the nature center and be sure to save some time to check out the 8 miles of trails that interlink around the property. There is a map board at the trailhead. Walks include wooded areas plus wetland and meadows across 300 acres.