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DIY Butterfly Feeder - a bright colored bowl with a plastic mesh pot scrubber in it; just add sugar water (4 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar) and wait for the butterflies to show up.

from BrightNest

Attract Butterflies By Making A DIY Feeder in 6 Simple Steps

from The Garden Glove

Bring in the Butterflies

Bring in the Butterflies • Tips, Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from 'gnowfglins', this great diy butterfly feeder.


butterfly feeder: butterfly nectar, mix 4 parts water with 1 part sugar and boil for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Cool the nectar thoroughly before adding it to the feeder. Large batches can be made and stored in the fridge for 3-4 weeks


Dried Bay Leaves - Make ants disappear, FOREVER! The absolute BEST was to get rid of ANTS! Take a handful of dried bay leaves and grind them in a blender until they have turned to a fine powder. Sprinkle anywhere you are having problems with ants. Indoors or out! I do this to keep the ants off of my hummingbird feeder. The best part is it works for months and will not kill the ants or other creatures, but makes them go away. Safe to use around pets and children...will have to try this.

from eHow

How to Make a Homemade Butterfly Feeder

Homemade Butterfly Feeder~Use 4 parts water to one part sugar, and add over-ripe fruit. Bright colors will attract them.


How to Attract Hummingbirds. Guaranteed tips to attract lots of hummers.

How to feed hummingbirds by hand. 1. Choose the Right Feeder. We've tested many sugar-water feeders over the years, and we finally found a winner from the company First Nature. Even if you don't buy from this company, they provide good criteria for what you should look for in a sugar-water feeder. Use a mixture of four parts water to one part sugar.