Butterfly gardening retrofits landscapes with nectar and larval host plants for butterflies. Good butterfly habitat provides plants for all life stages: host plant leaves (for egg laying and caterpillar food), flower nectar (food for adult butterflies) and protected areas (to mate, feed, pupate, rest, overwinter and hide from predation). Development, commercial agriculture, pesticide use, and climate change is destroying natural wildlife habitat. Wherever possible, we need to encourage habitat restoration to maintain butterfly populations.
This publication is a 2021 National Award Winner, Extension Division, American Society for Horticultural Science.
Krischik, Vera. 1996. Butterfly Gardening. St. Paul, MN. University of Minnesota Extension Service. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/53017.
19 pages. Includes illustrations, bibliographic references, a checklist of Minnesota butterflies, and a table of butterfly and moth garden plants. This archival publication may not reflect current scientific knowledge or recommendations. Current information available from the University of Minnesota Extension: https://www.extension.umn.edu.
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), Conservation Biocontrol 2017-2020.
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