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.

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.


Diary of Monarch Migration

The "super-generation" of butterflies that migrates to Mexico each year is simply amazing. Learn about the monarch migration journey.


Great Spangled Fritillary

When most people see a flash of orange from a passing butterfly, they automatically assume it’s a monarch. There are

How to Make a Butterfly Garden Planter

How to Make a Butterfly Garden Planter


Butterfly Love

At the butterfly exhibit where I work, our guests frequently point out pairs of butterflies that seem to be “stuck


Pentas: Perfect in Butterfly Gardens

At the butterfly garden where I work, I get asked pretty much every day which nectar flowers are best for...


Simple Butterfly Photography Tips

Simple Butterfly Photography Tips


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,