Protecting Biodiversity Through Butterfly Conservation
WHY ARE BUTTERFLIES IMPORTANT ?
Butterflies are bio-indicators of a healthy environment and ecosystem - they are highly sensitive to changes in climate, pollution levels, fertilizers and harmful chemicals in the air.
Butterflies are excellent pollinators after bees - without these wonderful creatures, we would not survive.
Butterflies are the beginning of the food web - they start off from pollination and they are food for spiders, birds, bats, and other insectivorous animals.
DEAR FUTURE GENERATIONS...
DEVELOP YOUR OWN
Increasing urbanization and climatic changes are threatening the population of butterflies. Use the tips given below to develop your own butterfly garden and become a butterfly conservationist.
1. Pick a sunny spot for your garden where plants receive sunlight from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.
2. Plant native plants (nectar plants) that can provide nectar or foliage to the butterflies.
3. Grow caterpillar food plants (host plants) to attract and sustain butterflies.
4. Use organic manure only and monitor the growth of plants and butterfly attraction
5. Provide sunny spaces for butterflies.