Monday, September 1, 2014

Garden Guest: Checkered White Butterfly

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
 
If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!

 
This stunning little visitor is a Checkered White Butterfly and very common in our part of Arkansas.

 
If you would like to attract a specific butterfly or moth, remember to find their host plant and add them to your landscape.  

 
Don't forget that baby butterflies are caterpillars.  Avoid pesticides.
 
And now for some blogging music...  Ed Sheeran.  Don't.
 
 
So, what's happening in your back yard?
 
;-)  -Marci

3 comments:

  1. Those are some beautiful and delicate butterflies. I don't see too many around my backyard, but when I do, they are never still enough to get a good picture! The dogs love to chase them off. Silly dogs.

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  2. They are pretty...but pure evil to my vegetable garden! :o(

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  3. I see those all the time. I always thought they were moths. What is the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Mud is happening in my back yard this weekend. Lots of mud.

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