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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Dec 28, 2011 8:51 PM CST
Is there a reason why butterfly feeders tend to be yellow? Is it kind of like the hummer feeders should be red? Confused Blinking
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 29, 2011 3:40 PM CST
I have heard that butterflies find their food by sight, ,there needs to be color on their feeders. I'm not sure if it has to be yellow but that color is certainly easy to spot.



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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 29, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Someone told me years ago that Butterflies are attracted to colorful flowers and fruits. They love to feed on over-ripe fruit ... especially very ripe Banana's.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 30, 2011 9:34 PM CST
As Lin said, they are attracted to colorful flowers & fruit. I found the info. below on a butterfly site:


You will also need to have some color, preferably yellow, purple, red or green, on the feeder because butterflies find their food by sight.
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Feb 5, 2012 5:46 PM CST
I have another silly ?

Sorry, I'm full of these all the time *Blush* Mom said when I was little all I ever said was "Why?" Rolling on the floor laughing

So here is another "Why?"

Why are purple martin houses always white? Shrug!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 5, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Shrug!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 5, 2012 6:17 PM CST
LOL, interesting question and I never realized that fact. I had two martin houses in the yard at my old house and the Carolina Wrens nest in them every year!
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 6, 2012 8:07 PM CST
I think if the houses were purple they would not see them and would run into them. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Feb 6, 2012 8:21 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing perhaps Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 6, 2012 9:01 PM CST
I've never had or saw a butterfly feeder, but if it is plastic the squirrels will chew it up, my stuff has to be
Titanium or steel. Hilarious!
My neighbour has a lot of butterflies that hang around his air conditioner. The large unit puts out a lot of condensation and the dirt near the A/C is muddy. They love to suck water out of the mud. Also they are cold blooded and would like a place to sunbathe if you have a stone you can place in the sun. I had several that warm their selves on my stepping stones out back. I have plenty of plants like Lantana and butterfly bushes, these will definitely do the trick. Green Grin!
Susan

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