Saturday, October 22, 2016

08 - 10 Tips for...


...Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard

Coenonympha glycerion, Fadet de la mélique ou Iphis/Semi-Procris, Chestnut Heath


          Keep bird feeders and birdbaths away from your butterfly habitat     

 Mésange bleue, Cyanistes caeruleus, Eurasian blue tit
People who love butterflies often love songbirds, too. While creating a backyard wildlife habitat for both birds and bugs is a great thing to do, you do need to think of the predator-prey relationships in your yard.

Coenonympha glycerion, Fadet de la mélique ou Iphis/Semi-Procris, Chestnut Heath

Remember, birds prey on insects! If you place a birdbath right in the middle of your butterfly garden, you're providing one stop shopping for hungry birds. 

Coenonympha glycerion, Fadet de la mélique ou Iphis/Semi-Procris, Chestnut Heath

Consider placing any bird feeders or birdbaths in a separate area of your yard, just so it isn't quite so easy for birds to find the smorgasbord of caterpillars in your garden.



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