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.
Diary of Monarch Migration
The "super-generation" of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.
Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, but finding them can be a challenge. Get tips to make butterfly...
Year-Round Guide to Butterflies
Butterflies aren't just for summer. Here’s what to look for as the habits of these irresistible charmers change with the...
Butterflies in Winter
With snow already on the ground in some areas and the cold winds of winter starting to blow in others,
Giant Swallowtail, a stunning butterfly
When I spotted this beauty this morning I said ‘wow’-it was such a stunning butterfly especially as it fed on
Atala Hairstreak: A Butterfly Success Story
We’ve been having an exciting couple of weeks at the butterfly exhibit where I work. About a month ago, we
Monarch Migration Magic
Monarchs undertake the longest known butterfly migration. Learn how they do it.
Attracting Butterflies With Fuzzy Flowers
Fuzzy flower heads contain hundreds of tiny nectar-filled florets, attracting butterflies from near and far.
Beautiful Perennials for a Colorful, Butterfly Garden
Do you know what is better then a garden bed filled with colorful perennials? One that is filled with perennials
My Most Common Backyard Butterflies
It’s not an exaggeration to say that there are basically always butterflies in my Central Florida yard. We have a
Great Spangled Fritillary
When most people see a flash of orange from a passing butterfly, they automatically assume it’s a monarch. There are
Viceroy Butterfly: A Monarch Mimic
Ah, the poor Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) butterfly. Everybody always thinks it’s a Monarch, when it’s really very beautiful and special
At the butterfly exhibit where I work, our guests frequently point out pairs of butterflies that seem to be “stuck
Spring Butterflies: Mourning Cloak
Some folks still have snow on the ground, but others are starting too see signs of spring. A friend of
Pineapple Sage for Cool-Season Butterflies
It’s no secret that most salvia species are great nectar providers for butterflies and hummingbirds. One of my favorites is
How Butterflies Seek Shelter From a Storm
Anytime a hurricane threatens here in the South, we get a lot of questions at the butterfly free-flight exhibit where
Eggs in the Garden, or Where Caterpillars Come From
If you’re a good butterfly gardener, your garden is filled with nectar plants. If you’re a great butterfly gardener, your garden
Monarchs, Queens, and Butterfly Mimicry
Most people are familiar with the beautiful Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). It can be found throughout most of the country,
Be on the Lookout for Red Admirals Butterflies in Spring
During spring migration, keep your eyes peeled for the common and stunning Red Admiral butterfly.
I love to have fresh herbs to pick when cooking. Nothing better than their just-picked flavor and heady fragrance. Since
Focus on Natives: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
If you live in the Southeast, perhaps you’ve seen one of these beauties floating through your gardens. It’s the Giant