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Old 02-25-2019, 09:44 PM   #21
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Check out this link for a list of the best plants for caterpillars https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/ . After some more research I see that birds will be the most attracted by the caterpillars in your yard, rather attracted by the plants themselves. Of course, no plants no caterpillars. Build a food web
Yup, this is why things like butterfly bush (just one example) are a problem. Butterfly bush (Buddleia) does attract butterflies as pollinators, but it offers nothing in the way of food for caterpillars. If we want to continue to have butterflies, we have to plant FOOD plants for caterpillars.
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