Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Mosquito dunks

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Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Feb 15, 2010 4:16 PM CST
We set out mosquito dunks in our birdbaths one year and lost all the butterflies so we went without the dunks last year and the butterflies came back in force.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Feb 16, 2010 8:39 PM CST
Good info Bluesmaven! I haven't seen butterflies in the birdbaths but will make sure I don't put them there next year either. I will need to get better at dumping and refilling them because the skeeters will be there.
Name: Sherill Hensley
Fort Worth, TX
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bluesmaven
Feb 21, 2010 8:50 PM CST
we also had them in the ducks kiddie pool. I saw butterflies on the edge of the bird bath or on the rabbit in the middle never thought about the dunks hurting the butterfly population though. It was a sad lesson to learn.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 7, 2010 11:27 PM CST
We've been using the Water Wiggler in our birdbath for years.

http://www.duncraft.com/index/page/product/product_id/243/ca...

Next time we replace ours, I'm thinking about getting the
Babbling Brook Water Wiggler.


http://www.duncraft.com/index/page/product/product_id/523/ca...

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 11, 2010 8:36 AM CST
Marilyn....how often you you have to change batteries? Sure would be nice if they came up with a solar powered one.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
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Sheila_FW
Nov 11, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Well ask and you shall receive.... http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcati...
More expensive here but the solar one wasn't on duncraft.com
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 2, 2011 10:57 PM CST
Hi Sheila,

So very sorry I didn't respond til now! *Blush*

I'm pretty sure we can go a whole season (or close to a whole season) with two fresh D batteries at the start of the season. Make sure they aren't the rechargable batteries with the water wiggler I was talking about.


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