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What is the difference between butterfly gardens and gardens?A butterfly garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the ecosystem for butterflies and other pollinators by planting native butterfly host/nectar plants so as to help to complete pollinator's lifecycle, which sustains life on earth. Any gardens are almost universally based on any plants.
Where do butterflies go at night or bad weather?At night or during bad weather, butterflies will usually hang from the undersides of leaves, or crawl into crevices between rocks or other objects, and sleep.
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How can I start my own butterfly garden?We have all the information you need to start your own butterfly garden, visit our Butterfly Gardening Guide in our home page.
How long does it take for the butterflies to be sustained in the butterfly garden?Well, it actually depend on the level of care and maintenance given to the native plants planted in the garden and other specific requirements of butterflies. Usually, it takes almost 10 - 12 months for a butterfly garden to function naturally and will be completely acccessible for butterflies and other pollinators. With the specific guidelines followed, you can even sustain specific group of butterflies in your butterfly garden.
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10. Questions/Contact Information
Joint Secretary, Butterfly Conservation Foundation
17/ 333, Kakkodi,
Calicut - 673 611