|Natural Start Preschool members make mud pies for butterflies.|
You have probably noticed how butterflies gather around puddles after a rain or after you have watered the garden. With a few extra steps you can enhance that garden for butterflies by building a mud bath in the garden. Jan Jolley of the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy says, “Butterfly puddling is a dramatic and beautiful sight. So in addition to helping butterflies, you will attract them to your garden and be able to enjoy watching them as well.”
She, Trisha Schroeder, and Kelsey Stratton of the Conservancy and Katie Wefer Cook of the Natural Start Preschool will guide children and their families in making a mud pie for the garden. It’s free and fun. Jolley says, “We will supply foil pie pans, mud, sugar, salt water and assistance. A written instruction sheet will be handed out along with additional information for fine tuning your project.” So bring the kids and have some fun making something wonderful for the garden.