North American Butterfly Association

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Butterfly Gardener

Butterfly Gardener is published four times a year by the North American Butterfly Association, Inc. (NABA), 4 Delaware Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. This publication features content spotlighting various aspects of establishing and maintaining a butterfly garden. Members of NABA automatically receive this publication as part of their membership. Mary Anne Borge is the editor. She can be reached at borge@naba.org.

We are always looking for articles based on your own experiences, conservation projects, community or school butterfly garden projects, chapter news, favorite nectar or caterpillar food plants, gardening tips, artwork, photographs, and poetry to share with our readers.

Share your own experiences through our new feature, In the Garden! Send us a favorite photo from your garden with a description of 50 words or less telling us about the photo and why it’s one of your favorites.

For Wanted Alive in your Garden submissions, please check the articles below to make sure your submission is for a species that hasn’t been covered. Use these articles as your template.

Do you have an article you would like to share with Butterfly Gardener magazine? Our submission guidelines can get you started!


Selected Articles from Butterfly Gardener Magazine

Read the entire Summer 2012 issue which is devoted to the pros and cons of butterfly bush.

An interview with Nancy Lawson in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue explains what is means to be a humane gardener.


Wanted Alive in Your Garden: a caterpillar-friendly series from Butterfly Gardener magazine

Pipevine Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowt ail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Goatweed Leafwing

Silver-spotted Skipper


Table of Contents of Recent Issues