For most of us introduction to wilderness starts with running behind butterflies which are seen around our homes, parks or gardens. They fascinate us with the bright colours, their wonderful shapes and with their flights around the bushes laden with flowers. At MNP, monitoring of butterflies was started with the first ever survey carried out in the year 1997-98 which resulted into data of 34 varieties being recorded, after careful observation and detailed research today the total count has reached to 85 species. Creation of Butterfly Park project was also very instrumental in conservation of Butterflies at MNP. Some of the Butterfly Species are:Blue Mormon, Common Crow, Common Palmfly, Palin Tiger, Blue Tiger, Striped Tiger, Common Jay, Common Mormon, Chocolate Pansy, Common Jezebel