How to create butterfly friendly outdoor areas?
Here are some well proven actions to consider. Choose the ones fitting to your living space, whether you have a garden or some window/balcony boxes.
1 Choose butterfly friendly plants
There are several nectar rich plants that are super attractive to butterflies. Buddleia, Lavender, Oregano, Jasmine tobacco, Coneflower to name but a few. To get started, choose simple plants that are easy to grow.
2 Sunshine, please!
Butterflies enjoy the warm, sunny and sheltered places. Prefer to plant in the sunny parts of your garden.
3 Caterpillars need food, too
It is good to remember, that without caterpillars there would not be beautiful butterflies. Nettles, Tansies and Wild Angelicas are favorites to caterpillars.
4 Keep it natural
Environmentally gardening can make a difference when it comes to butterflies. Avoid and/or reduce the use of artificial herbicides and pesticides. Also leaving wild spots in the garden is good for both caterpillars and butterflies.
5 Adding on to Mother Nature
Consider also butterfly feeders in addition to flowers (or instead of, if you do not have a garden). And remember that other pollinators need support, too. You might also like to host an insect hotel.
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