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 Cool Facts About Butterfly Houses

Take a tour of these popular destinations where butterflies roam.


Can I Fix a Broken Butterfly Wing?

It’s hard to see a battered butterfly struggle. Learn if it’s really appropriate to try to fix a broken butterfly...


Facts About Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies

The cloudless sulphur is one of those species that put the "butter" in butterfly! Learn more about this species.


What Do Butterflies Eat?

You know they drink nectar from flowers, but how exactly do butterflies eat? Find out in this video.


Attract Butterflies with Late Blooming Asters

Late-blooming asters will attract butterflies to your garden throughout the end of summer and into fall.


Top 10 Plants for Swallowtail Butterflies

Transform your backyard garden into a swallowtail butterfly paradise with these flower favorites.


Attract Butterflies with Zin Master Seed Mix

This seed mix seems to include every kind of zinnia under the sun, and every one of them is made...


5 Easy Ways to Attract and Help Butterflies

Attract more of these fluttering beauties to your backyard with a few simple steps. Plus learn tips to help butterflies...

Fruit Feeder to Attract Butterflies and Birds

Some butterflies prefer fruit to flowers, and certain birds enjoy a sweet treat too. Attract butterflies and birds with this...


Roosting in the Butterfly Garden

When butterflies need to rest or take shelter, they find a place to roost. Learn how to make your butterfly...


Watch a Butterfly Feeding

If you've never looked closely at a butterfly feeding, this video gives you the chance.


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