Now is the time of year milkweeds reveal themselves among the dry grasses and rocks. The white fluff stands out in the landscape. The pollinated milkweed seeds are carried aloft by the white milkweed fluff. If you see milkweed you can participate in an important citizen science project contributing to mapping our local milkweed resources at the .

You can also map Monarch sightings there as well.  Click on the button below.

Here are 10 fascinating facts about butterflies.

  • Butterfly wings are transparent.

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.

  • Butterflies live on an all-liquid diet.

  • A butterfly must assemble its proboscis as soon as it emerges from the chrysalis.

  • Butterflies drink from mud puddles.

  • Butterflies can't fly if they're cold.

  • Butterflies live just a few weeks, usually.

  • Butterflies are nearsighted, but they can see and discriminate a lot of colors.

  • Butterflies employ all kinds of tricks to keep from being eaten.

  • A group of Butterflies is called a flutter.