Planting a butterfly garden can be lots of fun, but butterflies won’t be the only insects attracted to your garden. Other beneficial insects like bees love the same flowers butterflies do! You’ll have visitors you recognize like honey bees. But, you might also see a few native bees, like small sweat bees and big carpenter bees.
You’ll also attract some pests like aphids, they attract predators like ladybugs.
With all this buzzing you’ll probably see some spiders, too. They help keep insect populations in check.
Diversity is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. All these visitors mean that you’re doing a great job! Need some garden inspiration? Visit our Native Butterfly Habitat, you’ll see it’s not just for butterflies.