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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Butterfly Garden Resources

I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. They don't grow butterflies at a a butterfly garden.They grow plants that attract butterflies. We went to a Butterfly Garden in Greensville, South Carolina at the Roper Mountain Science Center and we saw a lot of plants that attract butterflies, but we didn't see a lot of butterflies.

The garden was set up really well by the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association. Each plant had a sign that told what it was, as well as what butterfly the plant will attract. It was very educational and I definitely want to set up a butterfly garden once I live in a home again.

Our favorite plant was the passion flower. I have never seen it before and it seemed like something from a science fiction movie.

In addition to a couple of butterflies, we did find some eggs and caterpillars which was still fun for Madelyn.

If you are interested in creating your own butterfly garden, this website gives you a map that you can click on to find the types butterflies that populate your state.

This page has a list of butterflies and the plants that they are attracted to.

If you have more information or websites about your own butterfly gardens please share them in the comments below.



daisy gurl said...

We are a certified Monarch Way Station, which anyone can do by providing the proper habitat for these critters.
You can find more information on that here: http://monarchwatch.org/waystations/

We have done many posts on our butterfly/caterpillar hosting projects. Folks can find us at http://mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com. There is a search engine on the right side bar that will help readers find the relevant posts. Enjoy!

Mike said...

Thanks for sharing!