Create A Butterfly Garden

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Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (247 ratings)
3,966 students
1hr 5min of on-demand video
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Discover what butterflies live in your corner of the planet and how you can attract them.
Understand what butterflies require to survive.
Provide butterflies with a sanctuary to make the next generation.
Conserve wildlife in your back yard.
Discover the science behind butterfly conservation.


  • Students must be open minded
  • Be able to garden


You can attract butterflies! Understand why flowers aren't the solution. Learn the difference between a garden and a thriving butterfly habitat. You will learn new scientific concepts along with targeted actions you can take. If you want to conserve butterflies and turn your garden into a sanctuary for them, this course is for you!

Who this course is for:

  • Gardeners
  • Teachers
  • Environmentalists
  • People who want to help nature
  • Plant geeks
  • Butterfly lovers


Butterfly Conservationist, Semi-Digital Nomad, Tiny Houser
Jessica McAtee
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 324 Reviews
  • 6,458 Students
  • 2 Courses

Jessica Morgan McAtee has been raising butterflies in her backyard since 2002. What began as a casual hobby soon escalated into a serious fascination and ever-growing passion. Eight years into it, she changed her career (from solar energy) to her new interest. She worked at a world-class butterfly conservatory for seven years. Jessica went back to the University of Florida and studied entomology and horticulture. Today, more than 40 butterfly species are attracted to her Florida garden. 

With a healthy mix of science and silliness, she teaches people how to attract butterflies to their landscapes. Thousands of folks have taken her advice to create or enhance their outdoor butterfly retreats. From healing gardens to pollinator stops she has happily shared her knowledge of butterflies. She is a butterfly author, speaker and conservationist.

Jessica and her husband live a simple life and split their time between the Northwest and Southeast United States. She began in the solar industry (and lives in a solar house in FL), but is now following her passions thanks to the F.I.R.E. movement.  They built a Tiny House and live mostly outside of pop-culture as semi-digital nomads.

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