Habitat loss, climate change pesticides have decreased butterfly populations. Butterflies do not live on nectar alone, some species require, overripe fruit to feed on. Decaying fruit has carbs & minerals necessary to most butterflies.   Butterflies are fond of oranges, grapefruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, apples, watermelon &  mushy bananas (stored in the freezer then thawed). Put a plate inside a larger plate  that is filled with water to keep ants away

Habitat loss, climate change pesticides have decreased butterfly populations. Butterflies do not live on nectar alone, some species require, overripe fruit to feed on. Decaying fruit has carbs & minerals necessary to most butterflies. Butterflies are fond of oranges, grapefruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, apples, watermelon & mushy bananas (stored in the freezer then thawed). Put a plate inside a larger plate that is filled with water to keep ants away

Eggshells as Organic Pest Control. Funny, I've been freezing my egg shells all winter to use for calcium to prevent blossom end rot.

Eggshells as Organic Pest Control. Funny, I've been freezing my egg shells all winter to use for calcium to prevent blossom end rot.

Easy Homemade Water Garden: add a few minnows to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Easy Homemade Water Garden: add a few minnows to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Bees are so good for your garden! Attract more of them with a cute little bee bath!

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Bees are so good for your garden! Attract more of them with a cute little bee bath!

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