Butterfly & Bug Habitat/Feeder WIth A Free Pack of Butterfly Food
£39.955 in stock
After a particularly tough year for butterflies, ZSL London Zoo is encouraging people to welcome more of the beautiful creatures to their gardens.
Having butterflies and moths in gardens will result in a double bonus: colourful wildlife, and a beautiful garden. It will also help compensate for the loss of habitat in the countryside that is threatening many butterflies. Many species have declined in number, and gardens can provide valuable alternative sites for feeding, and, with the right plants, breeding.
As a special Christmas offer every butterfly habitat purchased from ZSL London Zoo will come with a free packet of butterfly food.
Manufactured from solid FSC certified timber, this product which is designed for butterflies and moths combines both a feeder and habitat for roosting and hibernating.
The attractively shaped 'butterfly' main body features retractable feed trays on either side, a removable central hibernating cassette allowing easy inspection. Each tray has a special ‘flower attractor’ utilising an easy-clean flexible plastic cup and a painted flower pattern which uses specialist attractor paint to attract butterflies.
The trays are suitable for either Wildlife World Butterfly Food mix or a nectar solution. It can also be filled with fruit. When not in use and in the winter period, the feed trays can be rotated within the main body to provide greater insulation. The removable cassette, which simply lifts out can be removed for inspection and /or monitoring. The cassette incorporates integrated insect fins to provide habitat for a variety of insects.
Site the feeder/habitat in a warm sheltered position, out of prevailing winds, ideally to catch the morning sun. The box can be fixed to a tree, fence or similar, or can be positioned on a flat surface.
• Feeder and habitat
• Manufactured from durable FSC timber
• Special attractive ultra-violet paint coatings
Important Information: These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.