If the weather has been particularly cold and wet during Summer, here is what you can do to give butterflies a much needed energy boost.

Feed butterflies in Autumn
Feed butterflies in Autumn

Some summers can be a right washout, which means that butterflies cannot stock up on enough energy to survive the winter. So, here is what you can do and it involves.... a banana!

  • use an old banana
  • while still in the skin, mash it between your hands
  • pierce the skin of the banana and leave it in a quiet, sunny spot away from cats
  • try one banana first to see if any butterflies will come