The Basics of Butterfly Gardening

The following set of butterfly gardening brochures explain the concepts and techniques of butterfly gardening applicable throughout the U.S. and southern Canada. These information-packed brochures provide the information needed to start and expand butterfly gardens.

All brochures produced by NABA’s Butterfly Garden and Habitat program are copyrighted by the North American Butterfly Association, Inc., with all rights reserved. Users are welcome to copy them for distribution for educational, non-commercial purposes.

How to Start a Butterfly Garden
Provides information to get started planning a butterfly garden.

Straight Talk About Butterfly Biology
Introduces you to the biology of butterfly lifecycles.

Straight Talk about Butterfly Population Biology
Explains how butterfly populations operate in nature, to be applied to maintaining butterflies in our habitats, no matter how humble, more effectively.

Managing for Butterflies in Prairie
Explains how to manage prairie to achieve its greatest potential for butterflies.

Straight Talk About Butterfly Habitat Management
Examines what matters to butterflies in habitat management.

Butterflies and Ecosystem Management
Looks at how butterflies fit into ecosystem management.

Successful Butterfly Management Conservation
Provides examples of butterfly species that have been successfully conserved.

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