Learning How To Attract Butterflies Can Be Fun And Rewarding
Its also very good for the Butterflies. With new growing systems like GMO, the butterflies can no longer lay eggs between the corn rows and the pesticides have killed off many of them. The Butterfly Migration of Northern Mexico has reported a drastic low of migrating Butterflies for this reason. We are possibly going to see an extinction if we don’t take measures to stop using the horrid pesticides, like Round-up. There are so many organically safe ways to control weeds and pests. Please start using the organic way and stop pesticide use before we lose these majestic creatures forever.
I Have Never Seen Anything More Beautiful
Well, I may have, but this was priceless. My son Kenny came bounding in the house and yelled for me to come outside. I walked out onto my deck and there were hundreds, maybe thousands of Monarch Butterflies attached to my house. I could not believe my eyes. What a majestic site. I stood there still, so not to scare them away and watched them. I finally walked back in the house to finish what I was doing, came back out an hour later, they were gone. WOW. I was truly amazed. I did some research and this is what I found.
It was fall, the time for Migration of the Monarchs
They picked my house because I had a large Pussy Willow Bush planted next to my deck and it provided safe refuge for a snack and a rest. That explains why they completely covered the bush and the whole side of my house.
I definitely will plant another Pussy Willow bush this year. I hope this new house is in the migration route and they will stop again. Many of you probably had this happen to you. Sometimes you can even miss it, while your at work or busy. They don’t stay long, maybe an hour at most.
List Of Plants That Butterflies Are Attracted To
- Pussy Willow
- Maple Tree
- Butterfly Bush
This is not all of the plants
It’s my picks. I feel these ones are beautiful and workable to start a butterfly garden with.
The butterfly lays its eggs on a plant that will become a source of food for the larvae.
As the larva grows, it will possibly go through several stages before it matures to the pupa stage. It will then form the pupa case which is called the chrysalis. After the metamorphosis, the chrysalis will split open and the butterfly will emerge.
I hope many of you have experienced the stages of the butterfly. I have had the opportunity while living out in the country as a child. It was marvelous to see the transformation. I tried to recreate the metamorphosis myself for my children when they were young. We watched the whole thing in a mason jar. When the butterfly emerged, my kids were still at school. I went outside and opened the jar to see the butterfly nestled inside the lid, and it flew away. Wow, what a bummer. They were not happy.
If You Have A Fruit Tree Or Rotten Fruit
You can attract butterflies by setting out a dish of overripe fruit with a little beer poured over it. They like the yeast in the beer. Or you can add a sugar, yeast, water mix and pour over the fruit. I think it would be easier to just pour a little beer on the fruit. If you have a fruit tree, leave some on the ground or put up on a tree branch for the butterflies to feed on.
I hope you enjoyed my site. Forgive me for the picture placement. I could not get them to go in and be uniform. Maybe someday I will figure that all out. But for now, enjoy the information. I hope you will consider trying to attract Butterflies this year, or you can plan your garden to include some yummy and protective plants for them to thrive on next year.
TIP….You can take a Pussy Willow branch and stick it in the ground. It will grow. Nothing needed but water. I have done it several times. If you know someone with a Pussy Willow bush or tree, grab a branch from the bush or tree and stick it in the ground where you want it. Amazing yet true. They grow very fast, so next spring you will have many shoots coming out of the ground.
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