Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

Did you know that Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is one of the most butterfly-friendly plants of our region. The five butterflies above all lay eggs on stinging nettle and three of these butterflies only* lay their eggs on Stinging Nettle. From bottom left to top right: Westcoast Lady, Satyr Anglewing*, Red Admiral*, Painted Lady, Milbert's Tortioseshell*

For butterfly facts, recommended nectar plants, planting for butterflies and more see our handout:


PDF link for a handout.

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