Many years ago we bought a butterfly kit that included a certificate to send away for the larvae and food. Once the larvae arrived, it was great fun to watch them spin their cocoons and then later see each one emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly. I remember setting them free only to have them all land on my son as if they didn’t want to leave.
It is a great memory and an experience I’d recommend to anyone. You can still purchase these kits, but there are also plenty of instructions for creating your own online.
Here are few butterfly garden resources that I found from our bookmarked favorites:
The Butterfly Site offers many great butterfly resources, including how to make your own butterfly garden.
- Butterfly Gardening
- Butterfly Nectar Plants
- Butterfly Host Plants
- Butterfly Gardening by Region