Painted Lady Butterfly

a photo of a painted lady butterfly on a waxflower
The painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) gets nectar from the waxflower (Jamesia americana) and pollinates it in the process.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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