A copy of this checklist is available in the Park Office which can be folded into thirds for easy use in the field.
66 varities of butterflies have been identified in the FNC area. Butterflies are attracted to many of the naturally occurring plants in this area and choose specific host plants. The habitat for butterflies must include food, water and shelter. The area provides all three essential elements for butterfly survival. Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center have constructed a Butterfly Garden and a Pollinator Garden to provide additional habitat. Native and naturalized nectar plants were planted and cultivated in these gardens to attract butterflies and other pollinators.
The area also provides habitat for the 33 species of dragonflies and 12 species of damselflies that have been identified.
Pictures and further information about butterflies can be found at the Butterflies and Moths of North America website.
Pictures and further information about dragonflies can be found at this website.
Pictures and further information about damselflies as well as dragonflies can be found at this website.