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Habitat Recipes

Monarch Butterfly
Food:  Meadow Blazingstar is a favorite nectar source for adults, but they will also peruse Joe Pye Weed, Purple Coneflower, etc)
Water:
Cover: nearby forbs, grasses, shrubs, and trees.
Place to Raise Young: Milkweed Plants (larvae are 100% dependent on Milkweed plants - Common, Swamp, Butterfly, or Whorled Milkweed)

Hummingbird
Food: lots and lots if small bugs, especially to feed to young.  Adults attracted to the nectar of long tubular flowers, epecially red and orange colored flowers. Cardinal Flower and Colimbine are excellent plant choices.  I've also seen them on Morning Glories, which are natibe to Central America (hummingbirds migrate all across North and South America, so they are quite familiar with some of the plants that we grow as "annuals" this far north)
Water: probably derive from nectar, but a waterfall or fountain with lots of spray might be attractive to hummingbirds.
Place to Raise Young: they make a very small nest, from …