If you’re passionate about pollinators, then you probably know that butterflies love milkweed.
But here’s a trickier bit of trivia:
Why are butterflies called butter flies?
(As a Butters, I simply had to know.)
Butterflies, it is said, earned their name back when they would flutter around the milk pails and butter churns on farms.
Makes sense, but also makes you wonder why these aren’t called milklappers (buckettippers?) …
Here’s a cute 1935 classic called “Molly Moo-Cow and the Butterflies,” just for fun: