Butterflies visit your garden looking for nectar and other food sources. Butterflies love to spend their daytime in places that have lots of nectar and receive plenty of sunlight from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Fully grown-up butterflies avoid feeding in the shade.

The size of the habitat does not matter, as long as the five requirements—food, water, cover, places to raise young, and sustainable gardening—are included in the habitat garden.