After we released our butterflies we started to make our own back yard garden. My husband cut out a small rectangular place in our yard, bordered it with wood planks, and filled it with loose soil.
Next, we added two types of plants...HOST plants and NECTAR plants. Host plants are the plants that butterflies lay their eggs on. For example a monarch butterfly will lay her eggs on a milkweed plant SO milkweed would be considered the host plant. Different butterflies prefer different types of host plants! The best way to know what type of host plants to plant in your garden is to see what type of butterflies are in your local area. Then pick out host plants that those butterflies will lay their eggs on. Not sure what type of butterflies you have in your yard? Visit a local nursery or science center and ask!! The butterflies can smell the host plant many miles away and will come to your garden to lay their eggs!
Now watch & wait to see your new winged friends visit your garden!