Friday, March 16, 2018

Attracting Butterflies

  •   They use the plants in your garden as a food source, to lay their eggs, food for the larvae and pupating.
  •  They are attracted to the scents of certain garden plants rather than the flower colour & shape
  •  They pollinate the same way bees do but they can’t pick up as much pollen because their bodies are tall & slender.
  •  Choose the right plants. Nectar plants feed adult butterflies, caterpillars require specific host plants.
  •  Provide shelter and sunshine. Grasses, shrubs and piles of rocks or branches give butterflies places to rest. Flat rocks let them bask in the sun.
  •  Avoid pesticides (even “natural” ones). Learn to tolerate a few pests to allow butterflies to thrive.
  • Favourite Flowers: Brightly coloured flowers that are flat and have a place for butterflies to land.
  • How they pick up pollen: When they go in for a drink of nectar, pollen gets stuck on their body.
For more information on plants that attract Butterflies - BUTTERFLY FAVORITES

To buy plants that attract Butterflies -
BUTTERFLY GARDENS
BUTTERFLY ON FLOWER, ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES, PLANTS FOR BUTTERFLIES, BUTTERFLY GARDENS
Posted by Tammy Jensen at 3:40 PM