Butterflies herald spring

Thursday, June 2, 2016

By Elizabeth Long
Poughkeepsie Journal

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to climb, butterflies start to appear in gardens, parks and wild places, adding a delightful touch of color to our rapidly greening landscape. Each species of butterfly reacts to particular environmental cues that cause it to start its metamorphic process, ultimately going from egg to caterpillar to pupa to adult according to tightly regulated rules that govern its development. Read more...