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We Have a Butterfly Garden!

We Have a Butterfly Garden!

“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” ― George Carlin

In May 2016, Master Gardeners Pat Brown and Annette Leach, along with England Run Branch staff members, prepared soil and planted a butterfly garden. We included both nectar and host plants to attract butterflies and support their life cycles. The nectar plants feed adult butterflies, and, just as important, the host plants support the caterpillars that will turn into butterflies. Stop by, and take a look! The garden is located near England Run Branch's drive-up window. The picture below was taken in the England Run Branch garden. Our garden includes:

Butterfly at England Run's Butterfly Garden

 

If you’d like to start planning your own butterfly garden for next year, here are some butterfly books to get you going. 

Photo Credit:
Swallowtails love the Butterfly Garden by Virginia State Parks staff [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons