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To attract more butterflies, add a nursery.

 

The butterfly stage is just one quarter of the life span of these beautiful insects. Attract more butterflies and help sustain populations by adding host plants. Kids love seeing the caterpillars eat and grow, then make cocoons to begin their metamorphosis into adults.

For the best results, include a host plant for every two non-host nectar plants.

Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly