Watch a Butterfly Feeding
If you've never looked closely at a butterfly feeding, this video gives you the chance.
Attracting Butterflies: Common Buckeye
Despite the name, the Common Buckeye is anything but ordinary. The eyespots make this brown butterfly a real attention-getter!
Big Eyes in the Butterfly Garden
Butterflies and caterpillars use “eyespots” to scare off predators in the butterfly garden and beyond!
Attracting Butterflies with Fruit
Flowers aren't the only way to bring butterflies to your garden. Learn about attracting butterflies with fruit too.
Attracting Butterflies: Long-Tailed Skipper
These little fliers are more colorful than you might first think. Learn how to attract long-tailed skippers to your butterfly...
Attracting Butterflies With a Free Milkweed Program
Community member Sandra Williams got her garden club involved in attracting butterflies with free milkweed. Learn how she did it.
Attracting Butterflies: 11 Must-Have Host Plants
Need help attracting butterflies to your yard? National Wildlife Federation expert David Mizejewski unveils butterfly host plants you want in...
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
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
“Punctuation” Butterflies: Commas and the Question Mark
One of my favorite groups of butterflies are known as the “Anglewings” due to their interesting wing shapes, reflected in
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