Butterflies and Nettles
Butterflies and moths are attracted to a variety of wildflowers, especially those growing in warm, sunny sheltered places. A flower-rich hay meadow or roadside verge may be home to up to 20 species of butterfly and dozens of moths.
While a ready supply of nectar-rich wildflowers is important, equally so is the availability of suitable caterpillar food plants. Without these, the next generation of insects could not happen. Some of our common garden butterflies are reliant on stinging nettles for their caterpillars to feed on.