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ALL-A-FLUTTER BUTTERFLY FARM • Southern Rural Route

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

Monarchs on milkweed
Notice the pots of milkweed beyond butterfly house All-A-Flutter is relocating the chrysalis, probably with scotch tape, for safety and, obviously, for visitors to see.

FEEDING BUTTERFLIES

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.

Sponge apparently soaked with sugar water A butterfly feeder

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.