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How to lay the groundwork for a biodiverse butterfly garden 

Diarmuid Gavin


Butterfly species, unfortunately in decline in Ireland, are a key part of the food chain and aid pollination

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Butterflies love flowers like echinacea

Butterflies love flowers like echinacea

Lavender is one of the many plants ideal for those who suffer from hayfever

Lavender is one of the many plants ideal for those who suffer from hayfever

Thalictrum flowers, also known as 'Elin'

Thalictrum flowers, also known as 'Elin'

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Butterflies love flowers like echinacea

Butterflies epitomise nature and all that is good and healthy in our eco-systems. Walt Disney adopted them for multiple movies and cartoons to symbolise playful healthy landscapes and lazy days outdoors.

But, as with so many species, we have to protect them and ensure their survival in a sometimes inhospitable world. By putting a little bit of thought into what we need for a butterfly garden it will enable us to understand their requirements and garden accordingly.


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