Adult Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly Caterpiller on a Milkweed Plant (the ONLY plant this butterfly will lay eggs on)
In tribute to my last post about the Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo, I decided to post some information about creating your own jungle in your very own backyard!! Fun right!
Here are some species of butterflies that live in our area or CA - http://www.thebutterflysite.com/california-butterflies.shtml
Here are some plants that adult butterflies use as food or delicious nectar - http://www.thebutterflysite.com/california-butterflies.shtml
Here are some plants that the baby caterpillars use as a host plant - http://www.thebutterflysite.com/create-butterfly-garden.shtml
Also, here is a resource for you to use about incorporating native plants into your garden. The importance of having native plants in your ornamental garden is instrumental in bringing more wildlife to your garden as well as more beneficial insects. Not to mention that native plants use a lot LESS water, and some species of native plants don't even require you to water them. Now that's pretty great! I will post more information about native plants here soon! :) http://www.wildflower.org/plants/