How to make your own butterfly feeder

Feed your local lepidoptera and keep the kids busy with this simple summer activity.

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Butterfly feeder
Illustrations by Alan Batley

 

1. Take a paper plate and make small four holes evenly spaced around the rim.

 

 

2. Thread a length of string through each hole, knot underneath and tie together.

 

 

3. Check your fruit bowl for any over-ripe fruit – bananas are particularly good.

 

 

4. Load up the plate and hang in a tree or bush, and watch to see if any butterflies come to feed.

 

 

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