The Necessity of Windbreaks for Butterflies
by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

Butterflies do not like wind. They prefer sun-filled, still areas. This makes sense, given their broad wings and light body weight. Getting nectar from a plant in high winds when you are shaped like a kite presents problems.

To help the butterflies one must create windbreaks. Wooden fences do this. Evergreen trees do this. Planting ornamental grasses as windbreaks also helps. Please do not ignore this requirement of a proper habitat.

Last revised September 3, 1996

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