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bridget1964 01-06-2011 09:41 PM

5 ways to attract moths to your garden
 
5 ways to attract moths to your garden

Most of us think about planting for butterflies, but how many of us actually plant or create habitat for moths? Here are a few quick tips to get started!

dapjwy 01-06-2011 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by bridget1964 (Post 86023)
5 ways to attract moths to your garden

Most of us think about planting for butterflies, but how many of us actually plant or create habitat for moths? Here are a few quick tips to get started!


bridget,

I love the idea of expaning our plantings for moths as well as butterfllies. One thing, however, I noticed about the suggestions in your link: the site is from the UK so the listed suggestions of natives are *their* natives, not those native to the USA.

Hopefully, members that already plant for moths can give us some good advice and suggestions.

Good idea for a thread. :)

Runmede 01-06-2011 10:19 PM

Pollinator Partnership

These pollinator guides are geared towards geographic areas.

dapjwy 01-06-2011 10:30 PM

That looks like a cool site, Runmede. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out more thoroughly when it is not past my bedtime.

Funny thing: I just started a thread about ecoregions. Your link asks for a zipcode to find one's ecoregion. It gave me a different one than the site I found!

Runmede 01-06-2011 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dapjwy (Post 86027)
That looks like a cool site, Runmede. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out more thoroughly when it is not past my bedtime.

Funny thing: I just started a thread about ecoregions. Your link asks for a zipcode to find one's ecoregion. It gave me a different one than the site I found!

I guessed mine and then put in the zip code to verify.



bridget1964 01-08-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dapjwy (Post 86024)
bridget,

I love the idea of expaning our plantings for moths as well as butterfllies. One thing, however, I noticed about the suggestions in your link: the site is from the UK so the listed suggestions of natives are *their* natives, not those native to the USA.

Hopefully, members that already plant for moths can give us some good advice and suggestions.

Good idea for a thread. :)

I knew the link was from the UK, but their suggestions are universal.

*plant nighttime flowering plants
*create hedges
*provide hiding places
*don't use a lot of lighting
*leave the weeds

Universal, don't you think?

dapjwy 01-08-2011 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by bridget1964 (Post 86110)
I knew the link was from the UK, but their suggestions are universal.

*plant nighttime flowering plants
*create hedges
*provide hiding places
*don't use a lot of lighting
*leave the weeds

Universal, don't you think?

Yes, those are all universal. I just meant someone could make suggestions of native plants--night flowering natives and such, instead of the privet and stuff they had listed. :)

bridget1964 01-08-2011 11:56 AM

I posted it to get people 'thinking' about moths in addition to butterflies. Sorry, it was an article I found about moths, thought it was good, posted it.

dapjwy 01-08-2011 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bridget1964 (Post 86114)
I posted it to get people 'thinking' about moths in addition to butterflies. Sorry, it was an article I found about moths, thought it was good, posted it.

No need to be sorry, bridget! It is a great topic/thread.

Sorry if I sounded critical--that was not my intention. I just figured that some people who visit this site don't know what is native to their area, and I didn't want them spreading more invasives around here. :)

dapjwy 01-08-2011 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Runmede (Post 86175)
Map Search | Butterflies and Moths of North America
Here's a map search on Pennsylvania. The drop down list has counties. This will list the butterflies and moths that have been reported in your county. Click on the species for details. Host plants are part of the information when you click on a species.

I just thought I'd add it the above here.


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