Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE DIRT: DIY Butterfly Bath and Feeder

DIY Butterfly Bath & FeederI’ve been so inspired by all the bee and butterfly baths I’ve seen on Pinterest I decided to make one for my garden. These are so simple to put together and you may already have everything you need on hand.

DIY Butterfly Bath to attract garden butterflies All you need is a large saucer or even a plate will do. Add few pebbles and some water. You want to make sure that the pebbles are raised above the water so that the butterflies have a place to land while they get a drink.

DIY Butterfly Bath with Lemon BalmI elevated my butterfly bath on a pot and added a Lemon Balm plant to try to attract the butterflies. Plus, I can enjoy the Lemon Balm too.

DIY Butterfly Bath for your gardenI waited patiently for the swarms of butterflies to arrive but it was getting late in the day and not one butterfly stopped by for a drink.

DIY Butterfly Bath Lemon Balm & CitrusThe next day, I added some cut citrus to attract them.

DIY Butterfly Garden Bath and FeederHopefully, they’ll stop by soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  1. Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine's Corner.

    We've had a lot of butterflies in the yard this year...and a lot of different kinds. Do you have any ideas on how to pet-proof a butterfly bath and feeder?

    1. Hi LuAnn,
      For a dog it would be easy to just set it up somewhere high off the ground but I assume your talking about cats or wild animals like squirrels. I honestly am not sure how you would keep them away. I would definitely make sure your saucer and base were securely glued together and use something heavy so it doesn't tip over. The water in my dish is very shallow and so far the critters aren't interested in it.
      Readers - any suggestions?

  2. I'm so exited about seeing your post! My grandchildren and I just made a "birdbath" which would actually work great for this. Next week when they are here, we will talk about this and change it to attract butterflies!

  3. Great tips. I hadn't thought about the citrus. Stopping by from the Blogging 50 share thread. Susie from The Chelsae Project

  4. What a great idea, I've wondered how to draw more butterflies to our yard. I'll have to give this a try :)

  5. Fun idea, and by the way that last photo is spectacular!


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