They are often mistaken for monarch butterflies, but they are a bit smaller and have slightly different markings. Every day we find dozens of painted ladies feasting on our butterfly bush on the side of the house. They also like our yarrow, rosebushes and lavender.
We're happy to provide them with a some meals as they wander on their way!
If you live along the northern Colorado front range and are interested in learning more about the types of butterflies that live in that locale, here is a terrific website to check out: Colorado Front Range Butterflies