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I had no idea you could make a butterfly feeder this way, what a great project to do with your kids
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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
How to make your own butterfly feeder. Homemade Butterfly Feeder Written by Bonnie Singleton According to a study published in the June 2003 issue of "Conservation Biology," there are 561 known butterfly species in the U.S. and Canada. Not only are these insects beautiful, they're important pollinators and vital to the health of their natural habitats. You can encourage these gentle creatures to visit your yard by using easy-to-make butterfly food and feeders. Butterfly Food and Nectar Think "rotten" when choosing butterfly food. Butterflies like a variety of food sources, especially over-ripe 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 favorite 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. Consider saving extra bananas in the freezer, which you can defrost and place in a feeder at any time. Make your own butterfly food by mixing a solution of 4 parts water to 1 part granulated sugar, boiling the mixture until the sugar is dissolved, then letting it cool. Extra solution can be stored in your refrigerator for up to a week. An alternative recipe is to cut up a dozen over-ripe bananas into chunks, add two cans of cheap beer, one or two bottles of molasses, and a pound of brown sugar and let it ferment for about a week. The easiest recipe of all is to save any overripe fruit, add a squirt of honey, blend it coarsely in a blender, then divide the mixture into freezer containers. Butterfly Feeders Take a ceramic or glass pie plate, plastic or terra cotta plant saucer---or any dish with a sloping rim---and suspend the plate with flower pot hangers or a macrame-style holder made from household twine. Decorate around the twine with the stems of silk or plastic flowers to make it visually appealing to butterflies, and hang the feeder from the bough of a shady tree, before adding butterfly food. Replace food if it dries out or becomes moldy. Place brightly colored yellow and orange kitchen scouring pads in the dish with the liquid butterfly food solution. You'll attract butterflies and give them a resting place while they drink. Making a jar feeder. Use any small glass jar that has a tight-fitting lid. Punch a small hole in the lid of the jar using a small nail and a hammer, then cut a portion of a sponge and pull it through the small hole, making sure it fits tightly. Soak the sponge with a sugar-water solution, and fill the jar with the solution as well. Use string to tie around the jar to make a hanger, then hang the jar with the sugar water upside-down so that the butterflies can feed on the juice from the sponge.
Homemade butterfly feeder directions gardening idea
How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder | eHow
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Ahhhhhh German Shepard puppy face!!!!!
The face! SO CUTE!!
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This German Shepard has the cutest puppy dog eyes 😍
i'm an animal lover, but german shepards are an awesome pet, no doubt about it. so cute!
How can you resist puppy eyes? Especially German Shepherd puppy eyes.......so cute!
Cute Puppy of German Shepherd - Annie Many
#Animals. Beautiful Little Fox
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Red Fox Cub by Florian Warnecke I want this little baby, what a sweetie
Red Fox Cub by Florian Warnecke OMG so cute I want one!
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German Shepherd Pup
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German Shepard pup, so so cute
German Shepherd puppy ,. This little puppy resembles my dog, Samantha, when she was a puppy. My daughter and I adopted her at Animal Rescue League. We had her for 16 years. Our hearts were broken. She was a sweetheart, lots of love ! '
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german shepherd puppy... Hi I am cute, pet me!
german shepherd puppy... This is like looking at my dads old dog.... Aaah!
German Shepherd puppy. So cute!!
Baby cowboy hat!
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Someone make these for our little babies in OB!!!! Too cute! Free Crochet Baby Hat Patterns | Cowboy hat crochet pattern baby for boot scoot n by thelovelycrow ...
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Cowboy Hat Crochet Pattern Baby for BOOT SCOOT'N by TheLovelyCrow, $5.95-----OMG-a crochet baby cowboy hat! For future reference...my future baby NEEDS this.
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Crazy cat lady
Cute cat like this can make a fantastic house pet.
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Most. Adorable. Kitten. Evarrrr. I can't even function, it's so cute. XD <3
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omg so cute! little baby Easter bunny ♥
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cats with mustaches
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Moustache... Groucho Marx cat :)
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Mustache cat. or Groucho Marx
Charlie Chaplin Kitty! Or Groucho Marx cat stache!
I moustache you to pet me...
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/grouchomar137213.html#jLWR4BrXlwsH91Lk.99
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