Use this atrractive, dual purpose Butterfly House and Feeder to offer butterflies food in the summer and shelter in the winter. Many species of butterflies are becoming rare due to habitat loss. By providing them with food and shelter you can help stop their decline.
This attractive Butterfly House and Feeder is made from solid FSC timber and can be used as a feeder in the summer and then as a house in the winter. In the summer fold down the front feeder tray and use the central plastic bowl to offer butterfly food and sweet ripe fruit to your butterflies - the smaller nectar pot should be filled with sugar water or fruit juice. Butterflies will use these tray for feeding and be attracted to the house. In the winter fold the tray up to create a cosy over-wintering home for non-migratory butterflies. The Butterfly House and Feeder comes with an slotted wooden cartridge, which fits inside to provide safe spaces for over-wintering. You can also add dry bark, straw, dry leaves or shredded paper to create a warm, sheltered home for the winter, which butterflies and also ladybirds and lacewings will use. Simply position in a warm sheltered spot in the morning sun to help to replace lost butterfly breeding sites. Butterflies will use the house for roosting. Small tortoiseshell, peacock and comma butterflies can use the house for hibernating. Silver winged fritillary may also use the house for breeding, laying eggs in the box and chrysalis could form on the roof. H 24cm x W 24cm x D 18cm
- The Butterfly House and Feeder is made from slowly-seasoned timber, which is durable and will not require additional treatments. The blue water-based painted finish is for decorative purposes and may be topped up periodically to maintain its appearance.
- You should see butterflies, hoverflies, bees and wasps drinking from the feeding cups. The over wintering chamber provides shelter for many beneficial garden insects such as lacewings, butterflies or ladybirds.
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