We often find butterflies hanging out in gardens flitting from flower to flower, looking like they are blossoming flowers in mid-flight themselves.
But do you know why butterflies visit flowers? It’s because they’re on a very important mission called “pollination”.
When they sip nectar from flowers with their long, straw-like tongues, they collect tiny bits of pollen on their bodies.
As they visit other flowers, this pollen helps the flowers make seeds and grow new plants.
So, butterflies are like nature’s little helpers, making sure we have lots of pretty flowers to enjoy.