Plant a guaranteed butterfly-magnet plant like butterfly bush (Buddleia) or butterfly weed (Asclepias). Milkweed and lantana are other fine choices. Your kids can have much fun watching as the local butterflies, and possibly even hummingbirds, visit the bush.
Using pesticides in your garden will also kill the butterflies and other desirable insects. If you must use pesticides, use them with great care.
Look for a book about butterfly species so your kids can have fun learning about the butterflies that live in your area.
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