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How to encourage butterflies to your garden and smallholding
11:45am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Conservation
Boost your butterflies Much has been written about gardening for butterflies, and they are justifiably popular. But I still think there is much more to be done to help people really make a difference for them. And there's no better month to do so than August.
The thing is that butterflies really are very picky when it comes to plants - their caterpillars tend to only eat specific leaves, and the adults are fusspots when it comes to which flowers to drink nectar from.
So on a warm, sunny day, if you don't see many butterflies in your garden, or they fly through without stopping, then consider updating your flower selection to something more suitable.
For more info check out the RSBP Butterfly Blog
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