In 2015, due to various inspirations, I decided to turn our backyard into a butterfly sanctuary. I took two classes at the Theodore Payne Foundation, went on various garden tours and listened to friends who had various levels of experience with landscaping. Some members of my family were not supportive, others were. Breaking out of the mold of the "grass lawn" can be difficult. The heartwarming that happens when you see butterflies fluttering around from plant to plant is indescribable.