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Has anyone tried making a butterfly feeder? I have done a couple of times but a. the foxes eat the rotton bananas I leave out and b. the wasps and ants congregate all over the nectar I put out on a dish. Any ideas remembering I live in the UK.



i hang slices of melon on fishing line from the tree. and apart from the wasps they do reasonably well.

28 Jul, 2010
found this link on ehow,

28 Jul, 2010


Put a sponge in a saucer, and moisten it with mineral water. The butterflies will come to sip the minerals. For extra attraction, use an orange-flavored sport drink (preferably all natural) but that makes for more mess and bees.

28 Jul, 2010


Thank you all - I am fascinated by the thought of butterflies drinking my home made nectar.

29 Jul, 2010

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