Here’s how to make a butterfly feeder to attract more butterflies to your garden this summer.
|WHITWORTHS GRANULATED SUGAR50g|
|Plate with a sloping rim|
|Pens/ Paints (optional) to decorate|
First mix 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Boil till the sugar dissolves, then let the solution cool.
Next take a plate or dish with a sloping rim and hang from the bough of a shady tree – you can make a holder with household string.
We used a plastic plate and punched holes in where we threaded the string through to form the holder , but an alternative is to loop the string under the plate to form a cradle.
Then put brightly coloured sponges in the dish with the liquid butterfly food solution to give butterflies a resting place while they drink.
Butterflies love bright colours so decorate your feeder too and watch while they enjoy their food.
We used granulated sugar in the recipe, but you can use any type of sugar!