Within the scientific community, there is general agreement that butterfly populations are experiencing a decline in number. This decline is most likely due to the invasion of their habitat by urban development and the use of pesticides.
The Butterfly Garden provides plants and trees that serve the needs of butterflies. Butterflies need a constant, reliable and varied supply of food and shelter throughout their entire life cycle. Butterfly larvae need leaves and blossoms for food. Adult butterflies need nectar and a place to lay eggs. To provide this supply, a variety of plants with varied bloom periods have been planted in the garden.