Make A Garden For Butterflies

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Have you ever been to a butterfly sanctuary? Winged small creatures around us have many patterns and colors. you must pay attention to your steps when walking so as not to step on it. They color your sky and your garden. This is the most extraordinary sight.

Make A Garden For Butterflies

Besides being beautiful to see, butterflies also benefit our environment. They pollinate our flowers when they eat nectar. A little careful planning for the right environment to invite them, “Welcome” to butterflies, no matter which part of the world we live in. Butterflies prefer to lay eggs in grasslands and open areas. Driving through the air, we see millions of small white butterflies on the roadside sipping nectar from wildly growing plants. Interestingly enough, butterflies like plants that we tend to think of as weeds, not plants that we usually have on the lawn. However, don’t despair, they also like the many flowers and trees that we often encounter.

Butterflies look for two types of plants: nectar and host plants for caterpillars. Below are some plants for these two categories, but before you rush out and buy plants, read some tips to make your yard friendly for butterflies.

Butterflies live and thrive in open sunny locations. The truth is, they can’t really see well in the shade and therefore they avoid shaded areas. They like trees and bushes and will seek protection from wind and rain under the leaves. This is also where butterflies sleep, if you ask questions. Butterflies also avoid windy areas. Bushes and grass are natural windbreaks and are useful if you live in a windy location.

Butterflies live and thrive in open sunny locations. The truth is, they can’t really see well in the shade and therefore they avoid shaded areas. They like trees and bushes and will seek protection from wind and rain under the leaves. This is also where butterflies sleep, if you ask questions. Butterflies also avoid windy areas. Bushes and grass are natural windbreaks and are useful if you live in a windy location.

Water is an important component in a friendly garden for butterflies. They like to sip water between sipping nectar. Something as simple as a shallow dish filled with small stones or gravel and enough water. Butterflies like to relax in mud puddles. Make it by digging a shallow hole and coating it with plastic. Fill with soil and compost. Plant some of the flowers they like around puddles, and butterflies will definitely feel at home.

Remember that the insecticide you use to kill pests in the yard will kill the caterpillars and butterflies directly. Unless you have a very severe insect problem, don’t spray or remove poisonous bait. Spiders and birds have their own way of dealing with some unwanted insects. And if you feel you can distinguish between hookworms and caterpillar kings, try to choose yourself and throw away from the yard.

Making a garden for butterflies means sacrificing some of your plants. After all, caterpillars need to eat. Set some plants only for caterpillars and some for you. Try several types of flowers, shrubs and trees on your yard to attract butterflies. The host plant will push the butterfly to lay eggs so that the caterpillar will have food. Hopefully this will produce many new butterflies the following spring.