...the Actual Science
If you find a butterfly coming down to rest on your arm, it’s probably just looking for salt. According to Animal Corner, there is a belief that butterflies landing on you will bring you good luck, but, in all likelihood, they’re simply attracted to your sweat. Contrary to popular belief, butterflies don’t completely live off of nectar, and some species actually need more sodium than nectar.
According to The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings, “A butterfly landing on you can be a sign that your unconscious mind approves of something, probably related to personal development or service to others, same as a butterfly is a servant of nature,” it says. “It can symbolize that you can be trusted with delicate things.”
Planting for Butterflies
Wanting to keep encouraging butterflies onto our site I’ve been looking at ways to boost the local population by providing food, water and shelter. Fluttering butterflies for me add to the relaxing haven we are trying to create. What do I find – our planned herb garden is perfect for a butterfly zone .
Herbs to Plant for Attracting Butterflies
The top three are
Dill – Fennel – Parsley
Other Herbs that are great in the butterfly garden would include: