A great amount of butterflies is often an indication that an ecosystem is thriving. This is due to the fact that butterflies are an important component of a food chain as predators and prey. Adult butterflies and caterpillars are an important source of food for other animals such as bats and birds.
Along with nectar, butterflies eat a variety of plants. Some species also provide a natural form of pest control. For example, the harvester butterfly eats aphids while it is in its caterpillar form. Butterflies are also a key biodiversity indicators for scientists as they react extremely quickly to changes in their environment. If butterfly numbers start to fall it’s a clear indicator that nature is in trouble.
Helping the Butterfly food chain with our Seed Balls
We are helping with the garden ‘food chain’ as we provide our ‘Butterfly Attracting Seed Ball” Sets. Our seed balls are full of butterfly attracting wildlflowers, each ball contain over 100 wildflower seeds. When you soak and grow our seeds, let nature do her bit and you will see a beautiful wildflower garden grow for which the flowers chosen in our seed balls will attract all species of butterflies to your garden and the butterflies will feast on the nectar.
Wildflowers encourage butterflies and other insects
Butterflies play an important role in pollinating flowers, particularly flowers that have a strong scents and that are red or yellow in color and produce a large amount of nectar. Nectar is an important component of a butterfly’s diet.
Beautiful Butterfly Collections
Here at Wildlife and Birdcare we share with you our beautiful butterfly collections and bring to you many butterfly gifts, home decor products and our our favourite butterfly houses that will help attract these beautiful precious species to your garden and outdoor space.