How to attract moths and bats to your garden

How to attract moths and bats to your garden

Plant flowers that release their scent in the evening to attract moths and, ultimately, bats looking for an insect-meal into your garden.

Flowers that release their scent in the evening are a big draw for moths, so planting them is a great way of attracting moths into your garden. They also give us the pleasure of sweet perfume, striking silhouettes and luminous glow. As with other flowering plants, you'll need to think about where best to locate them. Although they give off their scent at night, they still need the right conditions in the daytime.

Flowers that release their scent in the evening are a big draw for moths
Honeysuckle

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Moth trapping (c) Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION