Flying Trillium is a sanctuary for a wide range of wildlife species and offers a unique diversity of natural habitats. In these photographs we highlight birds, both migratory and year-round species, resident reptiles and amphibians, and the butterflies that depend on the host plants we provide. 

Resident Reptiles & Amphibians

We invite you to explore this gallery of reptiles and amphibians. More info to come.


Between the gardens and the preserve, FTGP supports a wealth of varied habitats that, in turn, support many different species of birds. We are graced with the presence of neotropical migrants using meadows, marshes and forests for resting and refueling. Some of these songbirds remain during the entire breeding season. Year-round residents winter over with us. Our populations of native trees, shrubs and flowers produce an abundance of caterpillars for nourishing clutches of baby birds during the breeding season. These photos highlight the variety of recent visitors as well as year-round residents (all photos taken by Carolyn onsite at FTGP).

Caterpillars and Their Butterflies

This gallery pairs photos of some common caterpillars on their respective host plants with photos of the adult butterfly. Without providing native host plants, we would not be able to support reproducing populations of these lovely creatures. (All photos taken by Carolyn onsite at Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve. )