Attracting wildlife to your garden is wonderful and we all love to see birds flitting through the shrubbery in our backyards as they busily feed or make their homes there. Sometimes, creating a wildlife-friendly garden attracts other native animals, too, such as possums, frogs, geckos and lizards.

There is, however, another group of native visitors you might like to think about attracting to your garden: butterflies. Australia is blessed with an enormous variety of butterflies, many of which are found nowhere else. Worldwide, there are some 28,000 species of butterflies and new species are still being discovered.

The butterfly is a distinct

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