Host Plants to ButterfliesLive in harmony with your backyard!
Invite butterflies to your yard.
Each species of butterfly has evolved by using a particular “host” plant to lay its eggs. The caterpillars which hatch from the eggs feed on the leaves of these specific host plants. You will have many more butterflies in your garden if you provide host plants for them. And, you will be contributing to a healthy, growing population of beautiful butterflies.
The Milkweed plant:
is host to the Monarch Butterfly.
Monarch butterflies are endangered because the “host” plant on which they lay their eggs (milkweed) is seen less in nature. The Monarch’s eggs hatch into caterpillars, which eat the milkweed, before spinning a cocoon and later becoming a butterfly.
To learn more about how you can “Save the Flutter of Orange & Black” in your garden click here.