Butterflies are one of nature’s most beautiful creatures. They fly around flowers, land on your arm and make you smile with their bright colors and delicate wings. If only they could stay with us forever! Luckily for those who love butterflies, it is possible to attract them to your garden or backyard with a little sugar water. This blog post will show you how to make sugar water for butterflies so the next time someone asks “how do I attract more butterflies?” you can tell them exactly what they need!
To make sugar water for butterflies, you will need: a blender, a cup of fresh or filtered water, and two tablespoons of sugar. Start by filling your jar with the amount of water you want (usually about eight ounces). Then add the two tablespoons of sugar and blend until all the ingredients are dissolved.
The best sugar for making sugar water for butterflies is table sugar, which you can buy at any grocery store and most big-box stores. You can also use honey or agave if you prefer a natural sweetener option instead of the typical white stuff.
Butterflies are attracted to bright colors, so you can mix in something like orange juice or yellow food coloring to make your sugar water even more enticing to butterflies. Another option is to add some fruits or herbs like mint, lemon balm, lavender, rosemary, thyme, or chamomile to the mix to give it a little flavor too!
The solution will keep for about three days in the refrigerator. Once it reaches its expiration date, you should throw it away and make a new batch. Mix up a new batch of sugar water every week or so if you want your garden full of happy butterflies all summer long. If you would like more information about butterflies and what you can do to keep them in your garden, please call us at 877-336-0454 or visit our website.