Saturday, April 18, 2009
Beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly House at Brookside Gardens, a 50-acre public garden in Silver Spring, Maryland. Surrounding the Butterfly House are bright, colorful gardens planted up to attract the butterflies with nectar filled flowers, and host plants on which to lay their eggs. Once the eggs hatch, this plant then becomes food for the caterpillars. To attract butterflies to your garden, it is necessary to offer both nectar and host plants.