Attract Butterflies To Your Garden With These Simple Steps
Follow these simple steps to make your garden butterfly friendly.
So you’ve got a garden and now want to attract butterflies to it. Great! Butterflies are an important part of nature because as pollinators they help in the development of plants.
Butterflies are an important part of nature, so it’s also important for us to help boost their populations. In recent decades, their habitats have been shrinking because of chemical pesticides as well as residential, commercial, and industrial development. As gardeners, we need to both understand what will attract butterflies and how to keep them in our gardens.
To attract butterflies, some gardeners will simply plant nectar sources for butterflies to eat, but that’s not enough. For a fully thriving butterfly environment, it’s important to nurture all their life stages.
Generally speaking, a butterfly has four life stages: the egg stage, the caterpillar stage, the chrysalis stage, and the butterfly stage. You need to take care of them in every stage if you really want them to live in your garden.
Provide shade and protection from the wind
Dense planting of the host plant will not only provide food for butterflies but will also provide a nice shady spot for them. It can also provide some protection from wind.