GOOD REASONS TO PLANT A BUTTERFLY GARDEN

These are some of the butterflies that frequent our neck of the woods. The zebra swallowtail is rare and so is the luna moth. Perhaps due to the clumps of mustard I have allowed to grow in sunny areas of the garden, cabbage whites are constant visitors. Monarchs come and go, looking for nectar and I make a note to myself,

“Plant more sedum. Plant milkweed. ”

This quote should awaken one’s sense of wonder,

“The best known migrating insect is the Monarch Butterfly of North America. These butterflies can fly for up to 3000 km in their lives. They spend the winter in Mexico and in spring they fly north to Canada. On their way the females lay their eggs on milkweed plants.”

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