If you’ve been reading Beautiful Wildlife Garden for a while, you’ve gotten to see some of the most amazing critters that have been observed in our wildlife gardens.
We’ve set the stage. We’ve planted a wide variety of native plants that attract lots of different kinds of wildlife. And we’ve been blessed by an amazing variety of wildlife species who have chosen to share our space with us.
Gardening for wildlife is truly one of the few things that you can do in this world that has such immediate benefits for wildlife, and for you too as you begin to notice the wonders of nature that can be found right in your own backyard wildlife garden.
Creating a wildlife garden is really an If You Build It, They Will Come activity.
The Saddleback caterpillar pictured above was observed during a visit to my friend Pat Sutton’s beautiful wildlife garden in Cape May, NJ.
Speaking of Pat Sutton, patience has finally paid off for her. After 11 years of waiting and hoping, she has finally discovered Pipevine Swallowtails in her wildlife garden.
When you take the time to slow down and really look, you may discover a beautiful goldenrod spider waiting patiently for a tasty snack to wander by.
If you’re in Florida, you may notice the stunningly beautiful Zebra Longwing butterfly laying eggs on your passionvine (Passiflora incarnata) in your wildlife garden.
Want to try your hand at raising a Cecropia Moth caterpillar? Ellen Sousa has a great story about raising Czech in her Massachusetts wildlife garden
The truth is, these wonders of nature are all around us, but especially in your wildlife garden. But we need to slow down from our busy lives and really look.
So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and spend some time looking closely at your wildlife garden. You may be amazed at the beautiful critters you will find! And now that you’ve found some amazing wildlife in your garden, please tell us all about it by leaving a comment below.
Carole Sevilla Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she travels the country speaking about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife. Check out her new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week.
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