Best Butterfly Feeders: What are they?
The best butterfly feeders are made from different materials. They come in various sizes and shapes. Some of them have a spongy bottom while others do not. These types of feeders are called butterfly sponges or butterfly nectar makers.
There are many types of butterfly feeders. There are plastic ones, which are usually used in nurseries.
There are wooden ones, which you can use if you want to make your own feeding station. You can also buy these type of feeders online at Amazon or eBay. If you need something better than what’s available in stores, then you can always get a butterfly feeder made from bamboo. Bamboo is very durable and it will last for years without any problems.
What are the advantages of using butterfly feeders?
You don’t have to spend too much money on buying a new one every year. You can make your own feeding station with some simple tools. Most importantly, you’ll save time and energy because you won’t have to clean up after each meal anymore.
A butterfly feeder is great for keeping insects alive and healthy during winter months. You can easily hang it outside your window and watch the butterflies flock to it whenever they’re hungry.
It’s also a great addition to any garden because it adds color and character to an otherwise dull atmosphere.
What is the procedure in making one?
You can either get the cheap method of making a butterfly feeder with a mason jar, some nectar, and a few flowers or you could go all out and make one that looks like an actual flower. Either way, the insects will love it and appreciate your efforts.
If you want to make a DIY mason jar feeder, all you need are the following supplies:
Nectar (You can use this Recipe or just buy some from a nearby store)
Some flowers (Optional)
Start by placing your flowers at the bottom of the jar. Pour some nectar into it until it covers half of the petals.
Sources & references used in this article:
Butterfly feeder by MW Schenck – US Patent 5,493,999, 1996 – Google Patents
Butterfly Optimizer for Placement and Sizing of Distributed Generation for Feeder Phase Balancing by S Mishra, A Kumar, D Singh, RK Misra – … : Theories, Applications and …, 2019 – Springer
Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota by RC Smith, G Fauske, JJ Knodel – 2004 – library.ndsu.edu
Bird feeder by RE Bescherer, BD Colvin – US Patent 5,062,390, 1991 – Google Patents