Made from solid FSC timber, this new butterfly feeder/habitat features a special removable feed tray together with a safe over-wintering habitat. The feed tray is designed and coloured to emulate garden nectar sources and utilises a special paint which is both visible and attractive to butterflies and will also be used by bees, hoverflies and other nectar feeding insects.
Small nectar pots for Wildlife World butterfly food or a sugar/water solution combine with a larger pot suitable for fruit and other attractants. Although the main house will be used for roosting and hibernating, the opening side door allows the insertion of flower attractants such as buddleia spp.
The following may also use the house for hibernating: Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock (often found in sheds and outbuildings) and the Comma butterfly. Additionally if nectar is available, the feeder may help Bumble Bees survive in early spring. Less commonly the Silver Winged Fritillary may use the box to lay eggs (preferably sited in mature trees). The chrysalis could be formed on the roof or internal branches.
Height: 365 mm Width: 160 mm Depth: 210 mm Weight: 1.20 kg£32.30
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