Attracting butterflies to your backyard habitat and garden can be a simple and fun pursuit and does not require anything fancy or expensive to attract them.
A butterfly garden or any open area with flowers that attract butterflies and provide food
for the adults and caterpillars, a shallow butterfly pool for "muddling", a few flat rocks
for sunning and a shelter from the high winds, bad weather and predators is all that is needed.A butterfly can be attracted to the nectar of many common plants, herbs, vines and bushes found around your home
and garden and with over 700 species in North America, you will be able to spot a large
variety on their migratory visits through your area.
Butterflies, like hummingbirds and orioles are attracted to vibrant colors, red, yellow orange, pink and purple being their favorites so choosing plants with petals in these colors will work best for attracting them.
Butterflies rely on nectar as their primary food and generally will only feed in sunny areas so locating these plants in either areas that receive sun a large portion of the day or in and around backyard vegetable gardens will be the best place for them.
Learn more on how to attract butterflies by downloading this step-by-step approach.