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If you’re trying to attract butterflies to your garden, you may have found yourself wondering what do butterflies eat? Most of us know they like flowers, but there are some plants and flowers that attract more butterflies than others. Butterflies primarily feed on nectar, which is the sweet liquid produced by flowers. Nectar provides butterflies …

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Here’s a list of common butterfly species found throughout the United States. Learn about their vibrant colors, physical characteristics, fascinating behaviors, and the regions where they can be found. Everyone has seen butterflies, but learning to identify them can be fun and exciting! Each butterfly species has its own look, behaviors and preferences. There are …

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Butterflies and moths are both members of the order Lepidoptera and are easily confused because of their similar wings, body shapes and life cycles. They both go through the process of metamorphosis to change from larva to adults. However, there are some differences between the two that distinguish them from one another: These are some …

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Learning to raise butterflies is such a fun process, but there can be a learning curve with all the butterfly terminology. I’ve compiled a comprehensive glossary for butterfly enthusiasts to help you decipher what commonly used phrases mean! Think of something that would be useful for new pollinator gardeners or butterfly enthusiasts to know? Let …

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Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and fascinating animals that exist. Since we started raising them inside, our entire family has become obsessed with butterflies and all the fun facts about them. Here are 10 interesting facts about butterflies you probably haven’t heard about! Join our newsletter! Stay up to date with all things …

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Container gardens are a great alternative to planted gardens for a variety of reasons. Whether you don’t have the yard space or just want the easier maintenance, you can easily create a container butterfly garden in planters. While it may not seem like it initially, plants that make up the best butterfly gardens can also …

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Once you start raising caterpillars and butterflies, you’ll want to start collecting them all. In this post I share about raising spicebush swallowtail caterpillars from egg to butterfly. This unique-looking caterpillar turns into a really beautiful spicebush swallowtail butterfly! Raising caterpillars is actually quite easy – your job is to provide a clean living environment …

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