>And I was amazed to see the following > >Adult food: Flower nectar from plants including California buckeye, >yerba santa, and privet; bird droppings; and dung. > ^^^^ >As I encountered this little guy/girl on dog poop that I was cleaning >up. I think it's Robert Pyle who has recommended a dish with sand, some clay mud and kitty droppings, kept damp, as a butterfly attractant! Nectar can't provide the minerals they need. (My neighbors think I'm strange already; it's a good thing they don't know everything, though I haven't quite done this yet :-)) -- Allyn Weaks firstname.lastname@example.org Seattle, USDA zone 7-8 Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening: http://www.tardigrade.org/natives/ "MacCarthy didn't go nearly far enough." -- Shrub
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