Your Home: Gardens A backyard sanctuary for butterflies in Gloucester Creating a welcoming habitat for creatures means knowing what not to mow. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Creating a welcoming habitat for creatures means knowing what not to mow. Kim Smith Creating a backyard sanctuary can provide replenishment for many species, including our own, says author JoeAnn Hart of Gloucester. Pictured, a monarch butterfly on asters in Hart's garden. Kim Smith Native obedient plant, a friend to hummingbirds Kim Smith An ‘Autumn Beauty’ sunflower Kim Smith JoeAnn hart with rescue donkey Zach Kim Smith Bumblebees are drawn to another variation of ‘Autumn Beauty’ sunflower. Kim Smith A black swallowtail butterfly feeds on fennel flower.