Feeders may be made of materials at hand. Here is a plastic
kitchen scouring pad provide a place for a Giant Swallowtail to perch while taking sugar-water solution. To stop harmful mold
from forming replace the sugar water and wash the dish on a regular basic (once/week) in moderate weather or twice/week in
Here are some glass feeders that the butterflies really
enjoy."Butterflies loves color" and theses eye catching feeders are the butterflies favorite.
Make the feeder by filling a dish or other flat
surface container with an absorbent material such as tissue paper and saturating the material with sugar solution.
Mix 4 parts water with 1 part white granulated
sugar, boil the solution for several minutes until the sugar is dissolved and then let it cool. Store extra in your refrigerator--it
will keep up for a week.
Place your feeder near nectar on a post about
4-6 inches higher then the tallest flower. The flowers will attract the butterflies and the feeder will stand out.
Provide "water" in either a birdbath, small pond,
or container on the ground. This should be located near the adult butterfly food supply. Refresh the water often
to avoid mosquitoes hatching.
Some Butterflies , particularly males, need nutrients from the soil and will congregate
around a shallow puddle on the ground. You can provide this "puddling pond" by digging out a small shallow area, lining
it with sand, and filling with water. Place some flat rocks around the pool to provide basking areas