Butterfly Puddle Area

Butterfly Puddle Area

Our native plants are attracting many butterflies! The Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ is by far the favorite plant in our yard of Monarchs, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Spicebush Swallowtails.

This past Saturday Dave and I made a puddle station where these insects can cool down and get a drink. We followed the easy instructions as shown in the video below. Pick a shady area for your finished puddle. We placed ours on a raised plant stand for easier viewing.

There are many online videos which show how to make a butterfly puddle area.  We followed the steps of this one by Walter Reeves: https://vimeo.com/61204533

PYGKlogoFacebookPaula Ziegler is a local resident who has a concern for the fate of bees, butterflies, and all wildlife which inspire her to find solutions to creating wildlife habitat gardens that fit into the look of the neighborhood.  Her hope is that you enjoy her blogs and perhaps start a wildlife garden of your own!  Learn more about Paula at https://www.facebook.com/paulayourgardenkeeper

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