Constructed from solid FSC certified timber, this new butterfly/moth feeder and habitat features a special removable feed tray together with a safe over-wintering chamber.
The feed tray is designed to emulate garden nectar sources and also utilises a special ultra violet paint which is both visible and attractive to butterflies. The small nectar feeding pots can be filled with either Wildlife World Butterfly Food mix or a sugar/water solution. A central, larger feeding pot is also provided to offer fruit and other attractants, eg lavender,
Although the main chamber can be used for roosting and hibernating, the opening side door allows the insertion of flower attractants such as buddleia. The following species of butterfly 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.
Siting: Site the box in a warm sheltered position, out of prevailing winds, ideally to catch the morning sun. Use butterfly food and/or fruit to fill the pots. Insert buddleia flowers, or similar into the main house.
Manufactured from durable FSC timber
Easy to maintain and replenish
Utilises special attrtactive ultra-violet paint coatings
Please note that the colour of the ultra-violet feed area may vary.
Important Information: These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.
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