To help local butterfly populations thrive, this guide explains how to make your garden an inviting habitat for these important pollinators. It begins with an introduction to various types of butterflies and their requirements throughout their life cycles. It follows with detailed instructions to help create an environment that fulfills those needs by including the native host and nectar plants they depend on.

It offers several examples of garden designs, along with suggested regional plants to help adapt each design to your area. The book includes tips for growing each of the plants listed without pesticides, as well as advice on a range of related topics, from observing butterflies in your yard to participating in citizen-science programs.

Softcover, 8" × 9", 287 pages, 2016.

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