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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.
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.
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
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