Bee and Butterfly Puddles: Great idea Bee and Butterfly water puddles!

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Bee and Butterfly Puddles

By Catmint20906
September 4, 2014

Bees and butterflies need water, too, but most birdbaths are too deep for them. Here's an idea for a safe place in your garden for them to drink.

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sep 6, 2014 11:06 AM CST
I am constantly looking out the window and going to put on my garden shoes to go save a bee or insect that is drowning in the birdbath in Sheri's healing flower garden!

I see the tiny circles of water in the birdbath and I say..oh no an insect is drowning in the bird bath!

that is what I need to do, go out today and make that a puddle water area for butterflys and bees and such as catmint suggested in her article ....

instead of deeper water for the birds in the birdbath...

the birds have a birdbath on the other side of the house and yard.

I always wonder what the drowning insect thinks when it sees a giant person
leaning over to scoop the insect into my hands and deliver it to a dry area
of the flower bed to gather its strength back and enable it to fly off to enjoy the rest of its life!
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Sep 6, 2014 12:37 PM CST
That is a beautiful bird bath, Sheri!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso

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