Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pollinator Bird Bath

I came across this idea during "Pollinator Week," June 16-22.  I have a bird bath in my new butterfly garden but didn't realize my little bees, butterflies and other tiny buzzers needed a special place to take a sip and dip.
 
 
This is quite simple to make.  Just get a clean shallow dish, fill it with pebbles or marbles and add clean fresh water.
 
 
I had two flower pot trays I wasn't using.  We also had decorative marbles left over from our 25th wedding anniversary last year. 
 
 
 You could use pebbles instead.
 
 
After finding a flat, shady spot, the dishes are filled to just below the marble level with clean water.
 
 
I placed one in my new butterfly garden and the other one near a part of our yard we have left in wildflowers. 
 
 
 
 
Happy pollinators!!   This would be a great idea for an easy summer family project.  Just remember to clean the stones and dish periodically so our little friends always have fresh clean water.
 
 
Hope you're enjoying your summer!
 
 
 
Linking to:
 
 
 
 
   The Scoop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

What a cool idea! I had no idea that they needed a little spot as well! THank you so much for sharing this friend! A bee bird bath! Off to make one now with the beans! Have a blessed weekend! Nicole xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, this is so interesting and neat too, I had no idea, wish I knew about it when I had a big garden in my past home.
Tks for your sweet and kind visit my friend.
FABBY

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW! I have learned something new! I did not know this! Thanks so much for sharing. I need to pin this too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

SharonFromMichigan said...

What an awesome idea! I have so many butterflies in my garden, but only a big bird bath. I will have to make one of these. Thank you for the wonderful (and easy) idea! (Found your blog from BNOTP) Hugs, Sharon

Oliva Ohlson said...

What an amazing idea! I didn't know about this...will have to do for our flower garden. TFS

Jann Olson said...

What a sweet idea! Not only is it helpful for the little creatures, but pretty in the garden as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann