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More Americans are helping the butterfly population with summer butterfly gardens. Now that's Mindful Living!

More Americans are helping the butterfly population with summer butterfly gardens. Now that's Mindful Living!

How to: Plant a Butterfly Garden from Better Homes and Gardens. Great Article & slide show!

Plant a Butterfly Garden

How to: Plant a Butterfly Garden from Better Homes and Gardens. Great Article & slide show!

Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Other Pollinators: Gardener's Supply

Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Other Pollinators

Bleeding heart in our three-season flower bed. Credit: Cindy Christian

Flower Garden Designs: Three-Season Flower Bed

Tiger Swallowtail ~~ Take a look at a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly and you'll see how this black-striped insect got its name. Tiger Swallowtails can reach more than 5 inches across, filling the garden with bold yellow color. Attract their caterpillars with trees such as willow, ash, birch, or cottonwood. The butterflies drink nectar from coneflower and Mexican sunflower.

Get to Know Your Favorite Butterflies

Tiger Swallowtail ~~ Take a look at a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly and you'll see how this black-striped insect got its name. Tiger Swallowtails can reach more than 5 inches across, filling the garden with bold yellow color. Attract their caterpillars with trees such as willow, ash, birch, or cottonwood. The butterflies drink nectar from coneflower and Mexican sunflower.

Good to know: Orange slices in a dish attracts butterflies in droves.

How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder

Looking like bird droppings There is actually one more case of mimicry in nature that is quite interesting. The caterpillar of the giant swallowtail butterfly matures to look like bird poop.

Looking like bird droppings There is actually one more case of mimicry in nature that is quite interesting. The caterpillar of the giant swallowtail butterfly matures to look like bird poop.

Seeing bats in dreams is a sign that annoyances in your real life are affecting you, so it is time to make some changes.

Seeing bats in dreams is a sign that annoyances in your real life are affecting you, so it is time to make some changes.

10 Great Plants for a Butterfly Garden (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post1060037&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)

10 Great Plants for a Butterfly Garden (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post1060037&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)