The structure is complete. Now, it's time to add the trees, shrubs and forbs that will attract our Boulder County native wildlife of birds, bees and butterflies.
The relationship between our native butterflies and the plants they require is well documented. Each species of butterfly hosts its eggs on a specific plant. Those eggs hatch into caterpillars which mature while eating that plant. When they've had their fill they find a nice secluded place to cacoon. The result is an adult butterfly and the cycle begins once again. The relationship between birds and butterflies is also well documented. During nesting season, birds need added fat to feed their hatchlings that only butterflies can provide. And, so the cycle continues. Insects need specific plants to propagate. Birds need insects to raise their young. Here at Wild by Design, we believe and support gardening with a purpose as we plant each .
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