Toddlers through teens can help create a wildlife garden for birds and butterflies in their own backyard that not only helps backyard wildlife but offers hours of entertainment and activity for the entire family.
Determine the best spot for your garden based on your selections and designate a small area to start planting.
Help your little gardener plan a birthday garden and planting party for someone special. Plan ahead to select appropriate plants for the space; mix native plants with kid-friendly varieties like marigolds or zinnias for full sun, or impatiens for partial shade.
Help your child pick a few budding or blooming native plants that already contain nectar to quickly attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. This can jump start the garden before seed plantings begin to sprout.