• Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Add a Bee or Butterfly Feeder & Help Pollinators Thrive

    “I am currently turning my weedy flower garden into a bird station with flowers for pollinators! (no more weeds!) I am very excited about my project and will have it completed by next Spring. So I am having fun perusing your website and procuring items to begin installation after Winter. For now, I’m preparing soil and tweaking my plans. Thanks for your wonderful shop! ”  ~Nancy The note above was recently sent in by a customer and  friend… it’s simply music to our ears! Consider adding a bee or butterfly feeder to help all pollinators and to ease the great monarch migration in fall. Fall plantings beyond your traditional mum…

  • Bats & Butterflies,  Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Fancy Butterfly Feeders not Required

    Migratory winged ones are on the move! It’s an awesome time of year to catch the action not only of feathered friends- but butterflies too! Although we’ve nary seen a monarch this year (so very sad) a few other butterfly species have been prevalent. Several Swallowtails, Sulphurs and Viceroys to name a few. And even though we have a great selection on our website… they’re not coming to any fancy butterfly feeders. A few alternative options to actual butterfly feeders: •Discarded fruit- provided it’s not too far gone •Nectar producing flowers- preferably native •Leaf misters These things absolutely work to entice the flying jewels! Leaf misters offer a gentle spray…

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    Butterfly Feeders for Unique Garden Accents and Monarchs

    Buzz about the Monarch’s dwindling population is more than justified. You may have heard about it, but if not check this fact: Since the mid-90’s their decline has reached 90% from the 20-year average. What’s this mean in terms of real numbers? Swap monarchs for people for a second, every person in the US would be gone except for those living in just two states! One of the biggest reasons for their decline is believed to be the disappearance of milkweed- the Monarch caterpillar’s only food source, and also the only plant on which Monarchs will lay their eggs. To name a few other culprits; urban sprawl, extreme weather, new…

  • Bats & Butterflies,  Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Use Puddlers as Butterfly Feeders too!

    Gift idea #22: Prompt a butterfly haven What gardener or birding enthusiast doesn’t adore butterflies? If they’re fairly new to either hobby, the first point of concern is habitat, even if they happen to be seasoned vets… habitat is always key in luring any winged wonders to the garden! Food, water and shelter simply equal habitat, not too complicated at all. When landscaping a new home, or enhancing existing gardens, native plants are always the best choice, for wildlife and the home-owner. As food sources and as shelter, they’re more likely to thrive in local soils. Nectar-producing flowers (including many of the showy annuals) are really butterfly feeders themselves. Butterfly…

  • Bird Accessories,  Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Naturally Man Made Butterfly Feeders, huh?

    A few, yes there were actually three or four butterflies spotted in the yard last month. Because winter dragged it’s sorry butt into spring again this year, there really wasn’t anything blooming yet from where butterflies could draw nectar. Offering leaf misters through summer (which butterflies love), we’re really not ones to offer butterfly feeders, because there’s enough to maintain in our wildlife habitat already! Quick… run to the store for plants in bloom so the flying gems might have something to eat and decide to stick around! This hibiscus did nicely, as well as this orange tube thing… I couldn’t tell you the name, but most tube-shape flowers are…

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