Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Butterflies 2

Today I would like to share a few ideas to attract butterflies to your garden. Sunshine is a key ingredient for butterflies, they use it for warmth and energy. Plant a lot of colors, especially yellow, purple, orange and red. Provide shelter from wind, nectar plants for food, host plants for caterpillars and a mix of tall and short plants. Some stones for butterflies to sunbath on when they want to warm up can also help attract butterflies.

Variegated Fritillery butterfly at Brookfield Zoo Butterfly Exhibit

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed visit tomorrow to see a different butterfly. I have more butterfly photographs on Flickr and Facebook. To see those you can click on the links along the left side of the blog for either Flickr or Facebook. To see more of my photography, you can also visit my Artfire studio, The Shutterbug Eye.



  1. A lovely photo of a beautiful butterfly. I'm totally following in love with these fellows. I'm new to the butterfly world and am enjoying learning about them!

  2. I really like butterflies and there were so many in that exhibit.