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Butterfly Gardening Resource Guide

Attracting and benefiting from our most beautiful pollinators.

ButterflyButterfly gardening belongs to a growing school of gardening that focuses on the preservation of wildlife. It focuses on creating an environment for butterflies to thrive and reproduce. Gardeners who specialize in butterfly gardening place nectar-producing plants and host plants around the garden with hopes of attracting these beautiful insects. Each person has their own reason for creating a butterfly sanctuary that ranges from purely aesthetic to passionate about preserving the species. Many people find a fluttering rainbow fascinating enough to create a garden that attracts butterflies. Others take a more scientific approach by raising or rearing butterflies from ova to imago. Regardless of the reasoning behind this brand of niche gardening, people tend to love it and do so with a clear conscious. Find out more about butterfly gardening below.

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Reasons for Butterfly Gardening

  • Why Garden for Butterflies?: A webpage that focuses on butterfly-specific gardening by listing the necessities for attracting these beautiful insects.
  • Monarch Watch: Butterfly Gardening: Scientists, environmentalists, politicians, and Eco-conscious homeowners have become fond of butterfly gardening because it preserves the species in a natural setting.
  • Create a Butterfly Garden: Home owners eager to attract butterflies may create a garden with plants they love. Not only does this create a natural habitat, but it allows the butterflies to flourish in a safe environment.
  • How to Create a Butterfly Garden: The Telegraph explains how to create a butterfly garden for the sole purpose of preserving the species and enjoying their company.
  • Preserving the Monarch Butterfly: Planting milkweed in local gardens can help preserve the monarch butterfly.
  • Threats to Monarchs: Creating a butterfly garden may be the solution to preserving the monarch.

Butterfly Attracting Plants

  • Butterfly Attracting Plants: The Xerces Society recommends native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens.
  • Create a Garden to Attract Butterflies: Each butterfly is unique, and different plants will attract different butterflies.
  • Attracting Butterflies: Learn about what attracts butterflies, including the right location and plants to build a garden.
  • Organic Garden Pest Control: Keep butterfly gardens pest-free with these safe, effective products. Many are non-toxic — or specific to the pest — and will not harm butterflies, pollinators or beneficial insects.
  • Butterfly Plants and Caterpillar Plants: A comprehensive list of butterfly and caterpillar plants listed alphabetically by their botanical name.

Plants That Caterpillars Like

Butterfly Garden Layouts

Butterfly Behaviors

Raising Butterflies