In her latest post, Jean Godawa helps us to identify the caterpillars that will mature into beautiful butterflies. I've often heard the expression that beauty is pain. It's usually in relation to some cruel female fashion choices like waist-cinching corsets or high heels. But it is an accurate and helpful mantra for those of us who want to welcome some flittering wildlife into our gardens.T hree Dogs in a Garden
Fruit for Butterflies Habitat loss, climate change and pesticide use have decreased butterfly populations. Many butterflies do not live on nectar alone, some species prefer, even require, overripe fruit to feed on. Decaying fruits have carbohydrates and minerals, neccessary to most butterflies. Supply them with flowers, fruit, water and plants for their caterpillar stage, and you will have a large and happy, diverse population.
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