|Migrating butterfly at the Scarborough|
Monarchs are recognizable for the striking orange and black pattern on their wings. They eat milkweed and this tends to make them foul-tasting to potential predators. Some people try to attract these insects by planting "butterfly gardens" and the Inn's garden contains some plants they favor; that may explain why they visit.
The Cape May Bird Observatory has a monarch butterfly tagging program. Small stickers are placed on the wing of a butterfly to help scientists study migration patterns and numbers.
If you visit the Scarborough Inn in late August through September or October, be on the lookout for the Monarch Butterfly Migration - it is truly amazing!