Butterfly Watch


Welcome to the wonderful world of butterflies!

Your guide to butterfly gardening and butterfly basics.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus)


This is a quick overview to the wonderful world of butterflies,
encompassing the basics of butterfly life, interesting facts, and
butterfly gardening, with an emphasis on the south-eastern United
States drawn from the author's experience in Tampa, Florida.


How can you create your own Butterfly Garden? It's easier than you think! Check out some general "how-to" information and learn which plants will lure the butterflies into your back yard.

How does a butterfly live? Where does it come from? What does it eat? Take a quick refresher course from those old biology school days in the Butterfly Life Cycle.

Ever wanted to know how long a butterfly lives or where the name "butterfly" came from? Jump to Facts at a Glance for some interesting trivia.

Looking for ideas on how to plant a butterfly garden? Maybe you just want to surround yourself with butterflies. Try visiting a Butterfly Sanctuary for inspiration.




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All visual images of caterpillars, chrysalids and butterflies contained within this website, where not otherwise acknowledged, are copyrighted to Diane P. Mikkelsen and may not be used in any way without permission (or more importantly, renumeration).

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