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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.



~Michael~

2 comments:

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!