This is a great activity for a summer's day when there are lots of butterflies flying about. Ever wondered what butterflies eat?
Create your own butterfly feeding station and find out!
- First, find some string, a paper plate and some mushy fruit.
- Make four small evenly spaced holes around the rim of your plate.
- Then cut four pieces of string, tie a knot in one end of each piece, then thread the other end through a hole.
- Now tie those four ends together so your plate looks like an upside-down parachute.
- Place the pieces of mushy fruit on the plate – butterflies particularly love mushy banana!
Feeding butterflies is that easy!
Hang your feeder near some flowers and wait for visitors
- Can you name the different butterflies you see?
- Can you draw the patterns on their backs?
If you're not sure which butterfly is which, you'll find lots of pictures on Steven Cheshire's British Butterflies website.