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How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder

by Jonathan Fong
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a plate and one made with a jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature woul...
  • Julie Loso

    Homemade Butterfly Feeder. Think "rotten" when choosing butterfly food. Butterflies like a variety of food sources, especially overripe fruit and rotting vegetation. If you own an apple, plum, cherry or pear tree, allow fallen fruit to ferment on the ground to create a favourite feeding spot. Look in the quick-sale area of your grocer's produce section, and you might even get the produce manager to donate one or two unsaleable pieces of fruit. #butterflies #gardening

  • Holly Jacobs

    Gardening Ideas / Homemade Butterfly Feeder

  • LoriAnn Pilot

    Homemade Butterfly Feeders: Encourage these gentle creatures to visit your yard by using easy-to-make butterfly food and feeders.

  • Melissa Williams

    DIY Butterfly Feeder - Projects to Bring The Outdoors to Life!

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Great idea to attract butterflies we have done this it works It also attracts Baltimore Orioles!