Feeding Butterflies

Nathan's Note Butterfly feeding on pineapple

In the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, we’re doing an interesting experiment. As you may have noticed in past visits, we put out fruit in a dish for certain butterflies. Recently, we started positioning the fruit in the air instead of just laying it in a dish to see if the butterflies reacted to it differently.

So when you visit the Butterfly Wing this month, you’ll see pineapple skewered on a stick. So far, we have observed that some species of butterflies that wouldn’t typically feed on the fruit in the dish do feed on the pineapple!