Many butterflies visit Kaweah Oaks Preserve throughout the year. Monarchs, Swallowtails, Morning Cloaks, Pygmy Blues and Painted Ladies are just a few that can be seen on a good day. The Pygmy Blue (pictured below-right) is the smallest butterfly in the world. Up close however, it seems to have a great big smile!

butterfly illustrationsPygmy Blue Butterfly (image - I. Lindsey)

Painted Lady Butterfly

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Butterflies of California (USGS website) Monarch Butterfly Project
Kid's Butterfly Page Monarch Watch
North American Butterfly Association Images by Stephen Sharnoff
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