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Instructions for the Teak Butterfly Shelter

Shelter Set-up

Step 1. Collect pieces of tree bark and place them lengthwise inside the shelter through the entrance slits.

Step 2. Hang the shelter by the built-in hook provided on the back. For best results, place the shelter near nectar-rich plants, such as asters, rudbeckia, coreopsis, lilies, purple coneflower and phlox. Also include plants that butterfly larvae feed on, such as dill, fennel and milkweed.

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Why Provide a Shelter?

Butterflies, bees and other pollinators need protection from adverse weather, and predators. They also need a place to rear their young. Providing a shelter is one way you can entice pollinators to stick around your yard. This shelter has a slanted teak roof to keep out rain, and a clean-out door on the back.

Caring for Teak

Teak will naturally age to silvery-gray. No maintenance is required, though you may choose to clean it periodically.

Use a mild cleaner, such as Simple Green (one part Simple Green; two parts water) and wash with a medium bristle brush.

Last updated: 10/24/15