We have new butterfly feeders!
After 29 years, our original feeders are starting to wear out and the product is no longer available.
Additionally, some of our new species only have short proboscis that couldn’t reach the nectar through the old feeder lids.
Tina, our Lab Supervisor, has designed new feeders that have different colours.
New research suggests butterflies respond to different colours and have other dietary requirements.
So, we also have been trialling new nectar made with fruit and amino acids and salts as well.
So far, the butterflies love it!