Butterfly Feeders To Attract More Butterflies

I love butterflies. this year there seem to be more than ever about, I believe they are coming up from Europe because of the hot weather. Not only do butterflies bring color and beauty to the garden, but they do important work by pollinating flowers. Why not provide a little something to attract more of these magical creatures, and reward them for their contribution to your garden? Hopefully at this time of year you garden will be full of lovely blooms that will provide nectar for butterflies and this of course should be their main food source. A butterfly feeder will encourage more butterflies, plus many serve as pretty garden ornaments too!  All you need to do is , just be ready to welcome them with open heart.

Butterfly feeders are easy to make, look wonderful in your garden and help wildlife! So if you are like me love seeing tons of butterflies in your garden, making a butterfly feeder will help you to attract more butterflies

Like humans, fresh water is essential for butterflies so don’t forget to offer this as well as nectar/syrup. Since butterflies taste with their feet it is most important to have them come in contact with the feeding solution so that they can taste it and that will cause them to uncurl their proboscis and begin to feed.

Many sites suggest making a sugar syrup but in cold dry weather sugar water can form crystals inside the butterfly. A better form of artificial nectar is a heaped teaspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of water, with a drop of soy sauce added to give added minerals.

A simple and easy fruit feeder is also always welcome

Here are a few other ideas to get you started.

 A simple and easy Fruit Feeder to Attract Butterflies and Birds

 

What a wonderful idea! This easy, budget-friendly bird cum butterfly feeder is worth to give it a try. All you need to do is,twist wire into a spiral shape, add some delicious fruit and hang on a tree.  Rustic Jute Butterfly Feeder

Here’s how to make a DIY butterfly feeder that makes a wonderful addition to any garden or flower bed. Records show that the numbers of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are declining, so they really need our help! This simple feeder, made from a mason jar, some twine, and a piece of sponge, will help attract these friendly insects to your garden and give them a place to refuel. It’s a win-win! And if you agree then follow this tutorial for more details. Source/Tutorial: traditionalcookingschool

 

 

It’s also a really gorgeous feeder when it is finished. And it is made up of my favorite craft item: Mason jars. Encourage butterflies to visit your yard and pollinate your plants by making a butterfly feeder. It’s easy! So follow this DIY project for further How to instructions. Source/Tutorial: brightnest

 

 

 

 

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