BUTTERFLY FEEDER

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: N/A

Difficulty: Easy

Here’s how to make a butterfly feeder to attract more butterflies to your garden this summer.

Ingredients
WHITWORTHS GRANULATED SUGAR50g
Water
Plate with a sloping rim
Household string
Pens/ Paints (optional) to decorate

PREPARATION METHOD

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.

TOP TIPS

We used granulated sugar in the recipe, but you can use any type of sugar!