Butterfly House Kit
This is one of the National Trust collection of small functioning wildlife habitats specifically designed for children.
An educational insect habitat that attracts butterflies to the garden for learning, study, or simply for the benefits of plant pollination.
The habitat can be used as both a nectar feeder to draw butterflies into the garden and an over-wintering habitat. The central removable cassette offers a hibernation/refuge space.
During summer the butterfly house should be fitted with the sponge to encourage butterflies to come and feed.
Butterfly Food or sugar mix can be used to feed the butterflies from the sponge as well as the feeding cups.
In winter the over-wintering cassette should be fitted instead of the sponge to provide a cosy retreat for non-migratory butterflies.
There are three different beneficial insect habitats to collect.
- Bug House Kit
- Butterfly House Kit
- Illuminated Minibeast Centre
Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts.