Massachusetts Butterfly Club

Butterfly Gardening

Can You ID This Butterfly?

1. Mouse over the photo to see the species name.  
2. Click the photo to see the
species web page.  
3. Click here to see a new photo.

Excellent sources of information on butterfly gardens can be downloaded here.

Beneficial Gardening
      a brochure by Madeline Champagne

Gardening for Butterflies in New England
      a handout by Sharon Stichter

Pollinator-friendly Plants for New England
      a handout by Ellen Sousa

Landscaping for Butterflies and Other Pollinators
      an article by Sharon Stichter

Butterfly gardening 101: Western Massachusetts
      an article by Bill Benner and Joe Wicinski
      (revised January 2018)

Pollinator Gardens:
Landscaping for Biodiversity in the 21st Century

      Atticus W. Murphy and Elizabeth E. Crone (August 2021)

Native Plant Finder for Pollinator Species
      on the Gagear Lab website

For more information on butterfly conservation, click here.

Photo credit: Sue Cloutier