butterfly gardenLocated in the front entry village on the north side of the Gift Shop, the Butterfly Garden is just one of many Zoo garden beds that are conducive to butterflies and other pollinators. What makes a garden butterfly friendly? A diversity of plants that offer continuous bloom over much of the growing season, host plants that offer foliage for caterpillars to eat, refuge from predators, and no use of pesticides. Additionally, flowers high in nectar and pollen, a source of water, a little mud, and a mixed canopy consisting of everything from groundcover plants up to shrubs and trees all make life a little easier for our many beautiful and butterflies, moths, and other beneficial insects.