Adirondack Butterflies

Butterfly House25Returned for the second time to The Butterfly House at Paul Smith’s College VIC (Visitor Interpretive Center). They raise local butterflies from egg to adult.

In a post last year, we observed the abundance of the Great Spangled Fritillary and Painted Lady in this charming exhibit.  This time it was the Monarch that was plentiful with only one rather worn Giant Swallowtail.

MOnarchs & Giant Swallowtail.JPG

Mating or a flower?

Monarch Flower cuThe host, K.T., showed us some Monarch pupa. A biology student at Paul Smith’s College, she is interning at the Butterfly House this summer.



pattern Monarch screen.jpg





Had to get this hat!



Butterfly House: I salute you!

Salute Butterfly House


August 25, 2018

On the grounds of the “Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake” I found some butterflies.   This place was formerly known as The Adirondack Museum, a much better name!

Logos, past and present. Which do you prefer?


I’ve seen other butterflies around the Adirondacks, a Monarch on the our little lake beach, a Clouded Sulphur near Forked Lake, but only have had the chance to capture them at these formal places.

museum grounds

A Monarch and an American Lady.

MOnarch & Am-Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary


An American Lady, closed.

American Lady closed