31 July 2010

We Feed Butterflies

Outside the kitchen window we feed butterflies and watch them.

Bruised and over ripe fruit plus Gatorade are on the menu.

A cement leaf is glued to a 4 by 4 post tall enough
to make the action visible from inside the kitchen.

The Gatorade is a healthy, hydrating, snack for the butterflies in this heat.

We tried ripe bananas but they brought too many flies.


Jeff said...

Butterflies can sense sweetness with their feet; It's true!

Anonymous said...

It is remarkable, and alternative?
Merry Christmas! :)

Martha said...

Sadly, the butterflies avoided northeast Oklahoma last summer because of the record breaking drought and heat.
We missed their fluttering presence and hope summer 2012 will be more inviting.