Take your butterfly gardening to the next level by learning some of their most common habits to look for.
Want to add some winged wonder to your backyard? Attract butterflies with these butterfly gardening ideas and our expert tips on the best plants and flowers that attract butterflies.
Grow perennial powerhouses that will convince you to stop and smell the flowers.
Help monarchs thrive by growing their favorite food in your yard.
Many people think that moths are the nighttime equivalent of butterflies, but it’s not quite…
Take our butterfly challenge and see how many you know!
Butterflies and bugs tuck away for winter under leaves and beneath tree bark.
Transform your backyard garden into a swallowtail butterfly paradise with these flower favorites.
Attract more of these fluttering beauties to your backyard with a few simple steps.
From blizzards to heat waves we’ll show you how to attract birds, bats and butterflies by turning your backyard into a sheltered haven.
Love attracting butterflies to your backyard? Take notice of these flying flowers —they’re pretty incredible!
Need help attracting butterflies to your yard? National Wildlife Federation expert David Mizejewski unveils butterfly host plants you want in your garden.
The “super-generation” of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.
Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars a place to grow!
Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, but finding them can be a challenge. Get tips to make butterfly watching easy and fun.
Butterflies aren’t just for summer. Here’s what to look for as the habits of these irresistible charmers change with the seasons.
Love attracting birds? Don’t stop there. Garden for wildlife to create the ultimate backyard habitat for bugs, butterflies, and more.
Fill your garden with flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds from summer into fall.
Monarchs undertake the longest known butterfly migration. Learn how they do it.
When other blooms are past their prime, looks to these fall flowers that attract butterflies to keep your garden alive with color.
For a fun twist, plant flowers that attract butterflies in a butterfly-shaped bed! We’ve got two plans for you to try.
It takes more than nectar to increase the variety of species in your garden. Learn about butterfly host plants and which ones to choose.
Fuzzy flower heads contain hundreds of tiny nectar-filled florets, attracting butterflies from near and far.
Good butterfly gardeners know it takes both nectar plants for adults and host plants for…
At the butterfly garden where I work, I get asked pretty much every day which nectar flowers are best for butterflies. There are a few plants that fit this bill very well, and at the top of the list is Pentas lanceolata, known more commonly as Penta or Starflower.
Working in a butterfly garden and free-flight exhibit gives me daily chances for butterfly photos,…