Post last updated: August 13th, 2018
Over the Memorial Day Weekend, my friend Cee was in High Point, North Carolina where she visited the butterfly farm, All-A-Flutter. It appears, from the website, to be a private farm with a large screened-in area for the butterflies. Cee shares the following photographs:
MONARCHS IN THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
A common recipe for feeding hummingbirds also works for butterflies. Boil 1 part granulated sugar and 4 parts water until sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Soak bright colored scouring pads or sponges in the sugar solution. The sponges give the butterflies a landing place. Place among the flowers in your garden but 4 to 6 inches higher.
Got fruit going bad? Butterflies love rotting apples, bananas, grapefruits, nectarines, oranges, peaches, and strawberries. Place it on a tray for the butterflies and keep moist with the addition of water or fruit juice.