Column: Plants that attract butterflies to your garden
By Matthew Putnam
For the Pacific Daily News
There are many ways that the community can help our local environment ranging from planting trees to helping reduce wildfires around our island, but you can also help closer to home – more specifically, your household garden. Envision a flourishing colorful diverse garden right in your very own backyard!
And what is that garden without the support of Guam’s local pollinators? Not only the friendly bumblebees, but also the colorful and dancing butterflies!
Matthew Putnam is a research associate for natural resources at the Center for Island
Sustainability at the University of Guam, where he practices, instructs, and assists
in forest restoration, endangered species recovery, and watershed restoration projects.
Putnam is also a Master of Science in Biology student at UOG, hoping to research captive
breeding viability of the Marianas eight-spot butterfly. He can be reached at 735-2918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.