We don’t have as wide a variety of butterflies in our area as I’d wish, but we have a few. These are cabbage butterflies and we have lots of them this year! I keep finding them in large groups sitting on moist earth, like where I’ve recently watered plants. This is how they drink.
How to Water your Butterflies
Sometimes it is hard for butterflies to find a good place to drink, especially when it is really hot and dry. You can make a butterfly watering hole really easily. I plan to make a few this weekend. All you need is a shallow dish like the saucer for a plant pot, fill it full with sand, add a few tiny stones or a handful of gravel for the butterflies to stand on, and keep the dish filled with water enough to keep the sand moist. Butterflies don’t need a soggy place, just a moist place since they need to becareful not to get their wings too wet. I’ll post a picture when I make mine.
Anyway, I just wanted to share, I thought it was pretty neat to see so many together like this :O)