Thursday, March 26, 2015

Butterflies in Wildlife Habitat

Butterfly Identification in a Wildlife Habitat
by Pat Sutton, Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

Photo Credit:  Donna L. Watkins
Design and plant a butterfly garden and they will come. Planting native plants is key, since most of our butterflies (and moths) lay their eggs on native plants to create the next generation.

Almost immediately butterflies will respond and visit your garden. Some will settle down, find a mate, lay eggs, and you may enjoy multiple generations throughout the warm months.

Our 37-year old, one-half acre wildlife habitat in Cape May County, New Jersey, has attracted 78 species of butterflies. You will want to budget in time to “play” in your garden getting to know and understand your guests.  Read the entire article.

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