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.

Diary of Monarch Migration

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


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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


Attracting Butterflies With Fuzzy Flowers

Fuzzy flower heads contain hundreds of tiny nectar-filled florets, attracting butterflies from near and far.


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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


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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


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...


Spring Butterflies: Mourning Cloak

Some folks still have snow on the ground, but others are starting too see signs of spring. A friend of


Simple Butterfly Photography Tips

Simple Butterfly Photography Tips


“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


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,