Tag Archive: Butterfly

Butterfly Gardening

Blue Morpho Butterfly feeding on banana. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS

Have you been thinking about creating a butterfly garden but don’t know where to start?

Afraid it’s too much upkeep or has to look wild and untamed?

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/26/butterfly-gardening/

Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at in your landscape; they serve as important pollinators and indicators of the health of our environment. Attracting them to your garden and incorporating some features to get …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/07/design-your-own-butterfly-garden/

Community Butterfly Habitat

Community Butterfly Habitat

I recently met with a group of community volunteers who are interested in providing more butterfly habitat in our public areas. Monarchs migrating to Mexico this time of year use northwest Florida as a stopover and feeding site, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/04/community-butterfly-habitat/

Plant Purple Passionflower Vine for Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Plant Purple Passionflower Vine for Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Purple passionflower

Purple passionflower

Gulf Fritillary caterpillars have a voracious appetite for Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/02/plant-purple-passionflower-vine-for-gulf-fritillary-butterfly/

Design a Butterfly Garden

Butterfly feeding on red pentas

Photo courtesy of David Davidson

Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at in the landscape; they serve as important pollinators of  fruiting plants. Attracting them to the garden and incorporating some features to get them …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/27/design-a-butterfly-garden/