Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures around and we all love to watch as they flutter about from flower to flower. A butterfly garden is an easy way to see more butterflies and to help them too since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost due to the building of homes, roads and businesses.
Encourage butterflies to visit your yard by planting a variety of nectar-producing plants that butterflies like to feed on. If you want to go a step further and help increase the number of butterflies in the world, you can also grow “host” plants. Female butterflies lay eggs on specific host plants, then the host plants become the food source for the emerging caterpillars that will eventually become butterflies. It’s a little miracle you can watch in your own backyard! Read Butterfly Gardens for North Texas and our other related articles for more information.