Butterfly gardens

Gardens and native plants

Butterfly gardens

Graphic of monarch butterflies.

Enjoy Backyard Wildlife with a Butterfly, Moth and Hummingbird Garden

Your backyard flower garden can become a lively butterfly, moth, and hummingbird garden if you choose the right flowers. Here are some top choices for a beautiful flower bed that will be irresistible to these wild creatures.

For butterflies:

For Ruby-throated hummingbirds:


Prepared by Carrol Henderson, Supervisor, Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota DNR