Thursday in the Naturehood

Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly

All butterflies are cold blooded.  In order to fly, their body temperature must reach 86 degrees (F).  The heat-retaining rocks in our pollinator garden give them a place to bask and warm up for the day.  This Painted Lady seems attracted to the smell of our chocolate mint as she taxis for take off to the nectar plants nearby.