if you plant the correct flowers and shrubs in your Garden they can act as important stepping stones between nature reserves and other natural habitat by offering abundant supplies of nectar. Butterflies will visit your garden, however small, if they can feed from suitable nectar plants and a well thought out garden can attract many different types of butterfly. If you manage your patch to create breeding habitat you may be surprised at how many you will see.
Tips to encourage Butterflies into your garden.
- Butterflies like warmth so choose sunny, sheltered spots when planting nectar plants.
- Choose different plants to attract a wider variety of species. Place the same types of plant together in blocks.
- Try to provide flowers right through the butterfly season. Spring flowers are vital for butterflies coming out of hibernation and Autumn flowers help butterflies build up their reserves for winter.