While all gardeners love butterflies, many have a complicated relationship with invertebrates visiting their garden and chewing the leaves of their beloved plants. Let's sort through what is happening here, and clarify whether there is a need for action.
We all have our food preferences. For butterflies the situation is a little more complicated. Their survival depends on choosing the right larval host plants. We can do a lot to help them achieve that in our gardens and by participating in the rehabilitation of public green spaces.