Host and nectar plants are important for butterflies, but also remember these additional tips for attracting butterflies:
- Provide an open, sunny location. Butterflies like warmth and need light to see.
- Plant or build windbreaks to calm the air. Butterflies don't like strong breezes.
- Stay away from pesticides. They can kill caterpillars or mature butterflies.
- Build a "puddling" area in a recessed container. Mix half sand and half composted manure, and water thoroughly.