Nearly 60 species of butterflies have been recorded at Quivira, from the tiniest of blues to the large and showy swallowtails. Below is only a sampling of some of the more common and/or interesting species you may encounter.
We have highlighted these species for reasons of range, habitat preference, appearance, or a combination of reasons.
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.