How to attract butterflies to your garden 

Choose nectar-rich flowering plants like milkweed, lavender, coneflowers, and butterfly bush that provide ample food for butterflies.

Include plants with bright, vibrant colors such as red, orange, yellow, and purple, as butterflies are attracted to these hues. 

Group similar plants together to create concentrated patches of color and fragrance, making it easier for butterflies to locate and feed.

Select a mix of plants that bloom at various times throughout the season to provide a consistent nectar source, attracting butterflies year-round.

Set up shallow dishes with damp sand or pebbles to offer butterflies a place to drink and gather essential minerals.

Place flat rocks in sunny areas of your garden where butterflies can rest and bask in the sun to warm their wings.

Minimize or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides in your garden, as these can harm butterflies and their caterpillars.

Integrate a variety of plants, including host plants for caterpillars, to encourage butterflies to lay their eggs and support their entire life cycle.

Consider including trees and shrubs like oak, willow, and citrus that provide shelter, resting spots, and potential host plants.

Learn about different butterfly species, their behaviors, and life cycles to appreciate and create a nurturing environment for these beautiful creatures in your garden. 

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others to spread awareness and promote butterfly conservation.