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Butterflies are attracted to areas of your gardens where they can gather food for their offspring. The caterpillar will eat from plants while adult butterflies will sip on nectar of flowers. As your plants, shrubs, and flowers mature, amount of butterflies to your gardens will also increase. The plants and flowers that you put in your garden this year will attract only a few, but in years to come natural instinct of butterfly will lead them to your garden.
What is adult butterfly searching for in your gardens? The butterfly searches for areas to take shelter from high winds, rains, and summer storms. This is where trees and shrubs in your gardens become important in protecting butterfly and offering shelter. During normal, warm sunny summer day butterfly wants wide-open areas of your lawn and garden.
Butterflies will seek soft soil that is sandy-like to find water. The sand-like soil that allows water to puddle up after a rainstorm is a butterflies delight. The developing stages of caterpillar to butterfly are observed often in established butterfly garden.
By creating atmosphere in garden that offers shelter, food, water and fragrance butterfly is searching for you will have Butterfly Garden success.
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