Judith Browning wrote:We too have lots of butterflies, and like Tyler I plant and allow to grow lots of native flowers and domestic too. I love watching the buzz in my gardens on a sunny day from all kinds of pollenators. Did you mean actually controled breeding and not just providing habitat?
I think they're cute. Most kinds don't eat my vegs.
Butterfly declines in the North America, UK
Fewer butterflies are flitting from flower to flower in the UK and North America, say two new studies. Pesticides, disappearing green areas and air pollution are some of the culprits. ...
Urban populations of 28 butterfly species have fallen 69 percent across the UK since 1995, while in America monarch butterflies are down 80 percent since the mid-1990s and 27 percent since this time last year.
The decline is worrying, say scientists, because butterflies are recognized as environmental indicators due to their rapid responses to small changes in climate and habitat.