Monday, 04 Jun, 2018
The 2nd June was a cause for celebration at the beauty that is the butterfly. Every year allows you to learn all about the stunning insects and their habitats, creating a cross-curricular learning environment where you can find out various fascinating facts about the incredible creatures.
when it comes to flowers due to their pollinating capabilities. Pollen collects on the body of the butterfly and is transferred onto the flower that it next encounters, spreading the pollen and thus continuing the cycle of pollination.
As we celebrate butterfly awareness day, find out which flowers attract the special insect, and how you may be able to attract them to your garden.
With butterflies, you must incorporate plants that best serve the needs of all of their life stages to attract them. As is common with most animals, the insects need a space to lay eggs and also need food plants for their larvae.
Adult butterflies are attracted to bright colours such as red, yellow, orange, pink and purple blossoms. Here we have listed some of the top flowers and plants which you can use to attract butterflies:
· Michaelmas Daisy
One of the main elements that will attract butterflies to your garden is planting pollinator friendly flowers. Ones rich innectar, such as wildflowers, are a great choice.
If you are a lover of butterflies, you can transform your space into a butterfly garden with these easy steps:
· Avoid insecticides.
· Plant nectar rich flowers, such as bramble.
· Keep nectar and host plants close together.
18th – 24th June hosts , an event which aims to educate and raise awareness, by encouraging people of all ages to learn more fascinating information about insects. This fun filled week sees hundreds of events and activities across the UK, giving you the chance to discover insects you might not have known existed. It also gives you the opportunity the meet the entomologists who study them, answering any curious question you might have.
The week is supported by a large number of partner organisations who are interested in science, natural history and the conservation of insects, helping to reach a wide audience and create maximum interest for those who attend.
One of the partner organisations is the , whose aim is to save butterflies and moths. Through their work, they have been able to raise awareness about the decline in numbers that many species of butterflies and moths are currently experiencing.
Butterflies are a beautiful part of nature, playing an important role in pollinating flowers. Will you be celebrating National Insect Week? As a specialist in, we offer a range of plants and we can help you turn your outside areas into butterfly attraction zones giving you an eco-friendly space that can be enjoyed by your colleagues and the local butterfly population.
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