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I love it when I’m heading out to check the mail, and one of my little butterfly friends stops by to visit my crazy, wild Lantana that grows out in front of my house. On this particular day, I saw him on my way back from the mailbox. I quickly ran in, set the mail down, and grabbed my camera.

I usually see fun friends to photograph when I’m out on one of my hikes, but today, I didn’t even have to leave my yard. I think it might be time to plant a butterfly garden. The only thing they seem to be attracted to in my yard is the lantana, but what if I planted a lot of different flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds??

I’d never have to leave my house to get some fun photos! Right? I’ve heard that in addition to Lantana, if you want butterflies in your garden, the plant called Milkweed is essential. Maybe I need some of that! I think I’ll plan to add some of that, as well as some Turks Cap and some Salvia before Spring time arrives!

Maybe I’ll have a variety of butterflies visit my yard if I plant things they’re attracted to. That would be so fun! In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for the few Monarch butterflies that stop by on occasion!

If you have a membership to the Heard Museum, they have a wonderful butterfly garden. I’ve been many times, and you can walk through the garden area and sometimes, they will actually land on you! It’s so much fun. My daughter loved it, and didn’t want to leave. You can see those pictures in the blog post titled Native Texas Butterfly Garden & House at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it. What plants do you have in your yard? Do they attract butterflies or other friends to your yard? I’d love to know. Goodluck in your garden. Have fun! Until next time…

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