Attracting Butterflies

Most of us would agree that we enjoy seeing butterflies on our property, but most of us don't realize how easy and inexpensive it is to create a butterfly haven.  Before selecting any plants, be sure you know what butterfly species are native to your area.  While the Monarch is found in most of the U.S., there are a host of other species that you will want to attract. Our friends at the NRCS tell us that butterfly larvae have certain food requirements.  Most can only survive on a few types of plants.  For example, Monarch larvae feed on … [Read more...]