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Why Should You Create A Butterfly Garden?
Have you noticed you do not see as many butterflies as you once did? It is sad that we do not see as many butterflies as we might like. You can change that by planting a butterfly garden.
There are many reasons that we don't see many butterflies. One is the destruction of their habitat. Every day more and more spaces of open land are being used to build houses, apartments, and businesses. When the woods and fields are cleared, there is no place for butterflies to live and raise their young.
Butterflies are especially affected by land development. Because butterflies and their caterpillars require specific kinds of plants and habitats, land development has caused their numbers to drop. One species, the Xerces Blue, has already become extinct through alteration of its habitat. Many more are on the threatened and endangered species lists.
Another reason for the decline in butterfly populations is the wide use of pesticides. Farmers use them to control the insects that threaten to destroy their means of making money. Homeowners use them to prevent the destruction of their homes from termites and the destruction of their yards from the pests that eat their flowers, grass and shrubbery.
Many places do widespread spraying to kill disease-bearing mosquitoes. These pesticides, while not targeted at butterflies, do kill butterflies, too.
We need insects. Many plants depend on insects to distribute their pollen from one flower to the other. We would have no vegetables, or pretty flowers to enjoy for that matter, if it were not for the insects that pollinate them. Butterflies are important plant pollinators. They, as well as other insects also fill an important role in the food chain. Many birds depend on insects for food.
So construct a butterfly garden and create the habitat necessary to help preserve these beautiful creatures. Remember, don't use pesticides.
Christi Vega is the author of "The Joy and Serenity of Creating A Butterfly Garden". Go to http://www.abutterflygarden.com to learn how you can create a beautiful garden that attracts these marvel winged creatures to your home. You may reprint this article in its entirety as long as the resource box is included.
Koi Pond Aeration
To achieve Koi pond aeration, there are some things you can do. One, you can go to your local hobby store or pet supply store and purchase one of those small air pumps, hook some tubing to it, along with an air diffuser or sometimes called an air stone, and place it in your pond.
Flowers Wilting? Tips for Making Your Flowers Last Longer
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Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite?
With summer right around the corner, it's time to sit back and enjoy a cool beverage in an Adirondack chair.Adirondack chair you say? What's that? The Adirondack chair is an outdoor armchair having an angled back and seat made of wide, usually wooden slats.
A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space
Are you searching for that perfect bench to set off your garden or outdoor space? Do you desire furnishings that can be both exquisite and durable? Do you want something unique, a spectacular piece of furniture that the neighbors will brag about? If so, you might find exactly what you are looking for in a teak bench.Teak benches are highly sought after due to the beauty and durability of each piece.
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Organic Roses in the Flower Garden
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Parsley: A Cooks Best Friend
A cook's best friend, Petroselinum crispum, commonly known as curly parsley, is used in myriad ways in the kitchen. Often discarded by diners as 'just a garnish,' parsley has many valuable nutrients including bet-carotene, calcium, iron, and Vitamins A and C in easily assimilated form.
Guide to Basic Lawn Mower Maintenance
Trying to start your lawn mower after a long winter can be very frustrating. Performing a few routine maintenance tasks before you store your lawn mower for the winter can save you time in the spring, prolong the life of your lawn mower, and save you money over the long run.
Bird Baths in Your Yard
HOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEHas summer come in with a bang!Heat waves everywhere.And where is the rain?Yolanda is at camp this week.
Laying Out Your New Landscape
When planning your new landscape, the first place to start is by driving around your neighborhood and seeing what other people have done with their landscapes. Bring a sketch pad or digital camera to record things you like.
Commercial and Residential Flagpoles
The world's tallest unsupported flagpole is located in Amman, Jordan. Erected in 2003, the carbon steel pole juts 416 feet into the sky and weighs a staggering 190,000 pounds.
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