Attracting Butterflies

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.

6 Common Swallowtail Butterflies You Should Know

Learn about six of the most common swallowtail butterflies in the United States and how to identify them.

How to Identify a Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Discover where to find a red spotted purple butterfly, what they look like, and what host plants to grow to...


How to Attract Butterflies in 9 Easy Ways

Butterfly expert Jaret Daniels lends his tips on how to attract butterflies, from growing host plants and nectar flowers to...


Support the Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle

Monarchs aren't the only butterflies that migrate! Follow the painted lady butterfly life cycle and learn how you can help...


A Painted Lady Butterfly is a Flying Work of Art

Learn how to attract and identify a painted lady butterfly and caterpillar. Find out what they eat and what host...

How to Grow a Pollinator Garden

Follow these simple steps and tips to create a gorgeous pollinator garden that butterflies, bees and birds will love to...


Look for a Mourning Cloak Butterfly in Early Spring

Discover where and when to find a mourning cloak butterfly and how to attract them. Also see what their wings...

Watch for the White Peacock Butterfly in the South

Keep an eye out for the beautiful white peacock butterfly year-round in southeastern wetlands and fields. Also see what...


Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife and Bird Habitat

Building a good backyard bird habitat doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are tips to help create an...


How to Identify and Attract a Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

The giant swallowtail butterfly is large and stunning. Learn what host plants this species requires, and what the caterpillars and...


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Meet Garden Royalty: The Viceroy Butterfly

A viceroy butterfly is a majestic sight in the garden. Learn what the butterflies and their caterpillars look like and...

How Does a Butterfly Survive Winter?

When the weather turns cold, you may wonder what happens to a butterfly in winter. Find out how different butterfly...


11 Kinds of Butterflies Worth Knowing

From painted ladies to monarchs and malachite butterflies, you'll want to add all of these kinds of butterflies to your...


Meet the Vast (and Fast!) Skipper Butterflies

Small and speedy, skipper butterfly species often fly under the radar. But these fascinating pollinators add lively interest to any...


5 Essential Fall Butterfly Garden Tips

Butterflies overwinter in a variety of ways. Help butterflies get ready to handle the cold weather with these butterfly garden...


Grow Pineapple Sage for Cool-Season Pollinators

Butterflies and hummingbirds love to gather nectar from pineapple sage in fall and winter. And you'll love that the leaves...

Butterfly Season: Your Year-Round Guide to Butterflies

Butterfly season isn't only in the summer. Learn when butterflies come out and how their habits change with the weather...


Look for Clouded Sulphur Butterflies in Your Backyard

The pretty yellow clouded sulphur is a common sight in the butterfly garden. Learn more about this colorful butterfly species.


10 Beautiful Butterfly Pictures You HAVE to See

Celebrate the joy of butterflies by checking out beautiful butterfly pictures of monarchs, fritillaries, swallowtails and more.


6 Fascinating Swallowtail Butterfly Facts

There’s much more to swallowtails than their colorful elongated wings. Check out these interesting swallowtail butterfly facts.


Do Monarch Butterfly Sightings Have Meaning?

To some people, seeing a monarch butterfly has meaning. These orange and black fliers can be a symbol of strength,...


9 Fascinating Monarch Butterfly Facts

Learn facts about the monarch butterfly, including how how to tell male and female monarchs apart and if monarchs are...


Viceroy Butterfly vs Monarch: How to Tell the Difference

Once you know the difference, it's easy to identify a viceroy butterfly vs a monarch. See what their wings and...


Follow the Stages of the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

You've probably seen monarch butterflies, and maybe monarch caterpillars, but there's a lot to learn about the monarch life cycle.

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Are Monarch Butterflies Endangered?

If you're seeing fewer butterflies, you may wonder if monarch butterflies are endangered. See what the experts say about monarch...


Monarch Butterfly Migration Is Simply Magical

Monarch butterfly migration is a long journey. Learn how these amazing butterflies make the trip, where monarchs migrate to and...


The Ultimate Guide to Growing Milkweed Plants for Monarchs

A milkweed expert answers questions, including why monarchs need milkweed, what kinds of milkweed to grow and how to grow...


Monarch Butterfly Flowers You Should Grow

A migration journey of a thousand miles (or more) starts with lots of monarch butterfly flowers. Grow these nectar plants...


Use This Monarch Migration Map to Track the Epic Journey

There's more to the journey of monarch butterflies than you may know. Study this monarch migration map to see the...


Parsley Caterpillar: Garden Friend or Foe?

Did you see a worm crawling on your parsley plants? Don't panic. Learn about the parsley caterpillar and the butterflies...