Mona Miller, the “Butterfly Lady”, just sent over her secret recipe for attracting butterflies and it’s the perfect time to give it a try! This time of year, Mourning Cloaks, Question Marks and Commas can often be seen. They overwintered as adults in the leaf litter and will be out looking for some sweets to nectar on as well as some sunshine to warm their bodies.
So to make this special blend, you’ll need:
– A ripe banana
– A swig of dark rum
– A spoonful of Molasses
Simply mix the ingredients together and put it out on a plate or other flat surface in the sun so the butterflies can get to it. You may need to take it in at night so raccoons and other animals don’t get into it.
Mona writes, “Viceroys, Admirals, Question Marks, Commas, Hackberry, Red Spotted Purples, Wood Nymphs are the butterflies that I have seen butterfly bar hopping.”